By Jessica Ashley, Senior Editor, Parenting | Healthy Living – Fri, Dec 16, 2011:
Michelle Obama, Sandra Bullock, Elizabeth Edwards, teen activist Constance McMillen, Chef April Bloomfield, and community member Brett Blumenthal are just a few of the amazing women who have worn a crown as one of Shine's women of the year.
While our editors throw out many names and list off the accomplishments and awards that make celebrities, politicians, activists, and real, hard-working women stand out in their efforts to make all of our lives better, there's always one lady who...well, shines brightest.
Shine's Reader's Choice Woman of the Year 2011 Winner: Researcher Judy Mikovits. Her breakthrough studies of chronic fatigue syndrome made her a hero to many. But her firing and felony arrests late this year cast her in a suspicious and controversial light. Shine readers rallied around her, making Mikovits your overwhelming winner.
See also: A big thank you to Dr. Judy Mikovits