100 Women We Love 2014

From professors, to musicians, to activists, we present to you 2014’s 100 Women We Love.

Ellen Page

As if we needed one more reason to be obsessed with Ellen Page, our girl came out this year on Valentine´s Day-and not on Twitter or Facebook, but with a raw, powerful speech to a crowded ballroom at an HRC conference to support LGBT youth. ″It was definitely one of the most nerve-sort-of-wracking moments of my life,″ she says. ″And at the same time I was just so excited and thrilled to be at a place where I was ready to do that.″ Page also opened up about the depression she felt carrying that secret, or as she called it, ´lying by omission´: ″I was sad, honestly,″ she says. ″Obviously that´s a very personal thing to say, but I say it to encourage whatever other people are feeling. Very sad, isolated, a lot of anxiety. No more.″ Since then, the X-Men star says she can´t believe how much happier she is now. Kitty Pryde, indeed! Besides carrying blockbusters like Juno and Inception, Page is looking to tell our stories, too. We can´t wait to see her next project, Freeheld, a movie she´s been pushing to make for six years; Page co-stars with Julianne Moore in this tearjerking true story about a New Jersey police officer dying of cancer while fighting to transfer her pension benefits to her domestic partner. -QW

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