Philly ladies share their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday (#wcw). Today, hot-as-a-firecracker GALAEI Executive Director — and our 2013 HERO honoree — Elicia Gonzales.
My name is Elicia Gonzales and these are my picks for Woman Crush Wednesday.
Nikki Lopez (aka DJ NiiLO)
Nikki is my hero. Is there anything she can't do? Advocate. Poet. DJ. Friend. She is the baddest queer boricua ever. I will come for you if you even try it.
Gun$ Garcia (aka Regina Garcia)
I have had such a fan-girl crush on this DJ since i first heard her remix of The xx at ActionAIDS' "Fashion in Action" event. I listen to her mixes, like "Galentine's Day," about every other day. No one gets the blood flowing like this fierce DJ. She does it right.
Do I really need to say why? Gloria is a visionary. A warrior. A dear friend. And she can boogie down to Stevie B. and Lisa Lisa like no other. On an almost daily basis, I find myself asking "WWGD" (What would Gloria do?.) Her bravery is beyond measure. She is a true Philly treasure.
I adore this woman. She has been described as the perfect balance of professional and ratchet. All good. She is passionate, hard-working, and dedicated like no other. She puts a smile on my face. I feel honored to be working alongside her in the struggle for justice.
We have been best friends since 2006, and I can officially say we are (clearly) more than that now. Megan is one-of-a-kind. Kind to her core. A heart of gold. A lust for life that is infectious. She is driven (about to complete her graduate program in may.) She is adventurous (agreeing to go camping even though it's not her "thing.") She is a giver (she has been running with me even though she is not a runner — just to help me prep for my half-marathon.) I adore this one.
This woman is a wonder! She is, without a doubt, the hardest working girl in showbiz. Between taking pics, working, being sex-positive, being an amazing girlfriend, and a great friend, she is also just an all-around lovely person. She is spunky and fiery and gives 150 percent in all that she does. I am in constant awe.
Recent Woman Crush Wednesdays
Share your Woman Crush Wednesday! Here are the rules: (1) Name three to five ladies you’re crushing on (2) You and all women involved must be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to firstname.lastname@example.org.