100 Women We Love 2015

We are thrilled to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—an incredibly diverse group of out entertainers, athletes, artists, activists, business leaders and elected officials.

ANITA DOLCE VITA

In her spare time from running clinical trials with the aim of improving outcomes and the quality of life for people with cancer, Anita Dolce Vita is pushing the fashion envelope as the owner and editor-in-chief of dapperQ.com, a website for masculine-presenting women, genderqueers and trans-identified individuals. The site features style tips, wedding galleries and interviews with activists, stylists and models who challenge the gender binary. Dolce Vita calls the site a “queer fashion revolution, one of the most stylish forms of protest of our generation,” for its work serving the people who have long been underserved by mainstream menswear designers. Through her work on the site and in her writings across the Internet, Dolce Vita says she is “using fashion as a springboard to facilitate conversations and change around gender identity, gender expression, intersectionality and equality.” She even brought the conversation to the Brooklyn Museum for a celebration called (un)Heeled. But that´s only part of her accomplishments. By day, Dolce Vita is an oncology clinical research nurse, working with healthcare teams to study the effectiveness of cancer treatments. The most rewarding aspect of her work? “That I get to do what I love and in the process create positive change,” she says. -SJ