Hot 100 2013: TYCI's top 5 women of the year

The female-led collective TYCI choose their heroes of 2013

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Jenny Soep

Jenny Soep is a Scottish-born live music illustrator. This year, she drew the likes of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Marnie Stern, as well as running an exhibition of her work in Stockholm and a residency in Glasgow with playwright Lynda Radley.


With a voice like a twisted Billie Holiday, Edinburgh-based vocalist Lauren Holt – aka LAW – blew us away with her song ‘Hustle’ earlier this year.

Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson is the 17-year-old founder of, a site originally designed as a fashion blog that has since grown into a place for all things positive when it comes to teenage girls. Gevinson has also been vocal about her mental health issues, aiming to reduce stigma surrounding depression and start discussions among a younger audience, most notably during her awesome keynote speech at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year.

Ladyfest Glasgow

Many moons had passed since a Ladyfest took place in Glasgow, but this year a new group of women took the reins and organised a great two-day experience of live music, workshops and stalls.

Anita Sarkeesian

Canadian-American feminist Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of video blog Feminist Frequency. In 2012, she set up a Kickstarter to fund a video series focusing on gender tropes in video games and became the victim of sexist online harassment. Now Sarkeesian has secured enough funding to run Feminist Frequency professionally and has been part of the inspirational TEDxWomen series. Take that nasty trolls.

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