100 Women We Love Class of 2010

As the first decade of the new millennium comes to an end, we take a moment to celebrate 100 out lesbians who have made the past year one of inspiring change and amazing progress.

Tatiana “Reina” Williams

Tatiana “Reina” Williams, a versatile Baltimore-based musician, won the 2009 Urban Music Award for Next Urban Superstar from the UK-based Invincible Media. She comfortably blends hip hop, R&B and acoustic sounds with a dynamic stage presence. After growing up in an artistic household and writing songs in grammar school, she released two CDs and multiple tracks and now performs regularly on the east coast. She’ll take the stage this summer at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival for her second time performing at the event. Hoping her music will be interpreted differently by each audience, she says, “I want them to take what they need. Whatever the music makes them feel is theirs. I make music because I love it and it has saved my sanity many times over.” She adds, “I also want to help bring attention back to the feelings and ideas of the songwriters. Not just the fad, but artists with universally timeless music.” -CB