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.


C.C. Carter is a writer and poet whose work has been published in numerous anthologies-including two separate editions of Best Lesbian Erotica-and her own Lambda-nominated book, Body Language. She´s performed at poetry slams, on Olivia vacations, at women´s music festivals-and even opened for Maya Angelou. She also created the spoken word venue POW-WOW, Inc., a weekly women´s performance space that ran for ten years. And then there´s her day job: Carter has worked for more than a quarter of a century as a teacher and administrator. She began her performing career when she had the time, on nights and weekends. “Back then [1990s] many people hadn´t seen a black, full-figured, vixen femme on stage,” she says. Carter soon became a favorite of the audience, and still loves the fact that she can inspire people just by doing what she loves: “So when I come off stage and women say ´thank you´ or a woman is crying because she watched her partner strutting so confidently on stage with me (as part of the Curve-a-licious Crew), then I am rewarded, and affirmed that this is my calling that just happens to be my passion and my art.” -GH

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