I love Courtney Love for her music, her band Hole’s Live Through This ranking high on my list of my favorite albums of all-time. I love Courtney Love as an actress, in The People vs. Larry Flynt, in Man on the Moon, on Empire. I love Courtney Love for raising money for and awareness on a host of issues, including women’s rights, race relations, LGBT advocacy, gun control, AIDS research, child abuse, animal rights, and domestic violence.
Today, Courtney Love turns 52 years old. Here are a couple of her speeches followed by twenty of her best songs.