100 Women We Love: Class of 2009

(in no particular order, cause we love em' all!)

Jane Velez-Mitchell

In her new book, iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life, Emmy Award- winning television journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell discusses her journey through substance abuse, her decision to go vegan and her decision to come out. She says, “Not until I became physically and emotionally sober could I make good decisions.” Velez-Mitchell credits financial guru Suze Orman with inspiring her to come out: “I saw her telling her story and I wanted to be completely open.” As host of HLN’s Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, she covers the most important events of the day. As an animal rights activist and environmentalist she says, “Peace begins within and on your plate!” Going green is not just a political statement for her. She carries a biodegradable bag when shopping and caulks her tub with environmentally safe material. How’s that for lez credentials? -KD

Remember, these are in no particular order because we love them all!

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