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.

SEKIYA DORSETT

Living in her hometown of Nassau, Bahamas, filmmaker Sekiya Dorsett found it hard to tell authentic stories about the queer experience. She successfully sought asylum in the U.S. and has made queer women of color her artistic inspiration. “As women, we are the life givers. As black people, we have already proved our strength and our power. As lesbians, we bring a unique voice that adds color to the world,” Dorsett says. “Even though I am fighting against all odds and have to prove myself every time, I know that every step I take is a step in the right direction.” In 2008, her first short, Wisdom and Understanding, made its debut at NewFest Film Festival, and her short Sisters screened at the Austin LGBT Film Festival the following year. More recently, Dorsett was a launch producer for Oxygen´s The Prancing Elites Project, a reality series about a black gay and gender-nonconforming dance team in Mobile, Alabama. Dorsett is also putting the finishing touches on her feature doc, The Revival Movie: Woman and the Word, which was fully funded on Kickstarter and makes its debut later this year. “People underestimate how powerful it is to see yourself reflected” in films and the media, Dorsett says. “I love making work for the LGBT community and having the audience see themselves.” -KL