01 jan 11 | women.born.today

Caroline Mathilda Stansbury Kirkland (11 jan 1801 – 06 apr 1864 | New York NY – New York NY) writer, editor, social activist, Domestic School co-founder

Harriet Maxwell Converse (11 jan 1836 – 18 nov 1903 | Elmira NY – New York NY) poet, author, adopted Iroquois, aka Yaiewano / Gayaneshaoh

Martha Strudwick Young (11 jan 1862 – 09 may 1941 | Newbern AL – Greensboro AL) poet, novelist, lecturer, short fiction writer, children’s book author

Anna Schoen-René (11 jan 1864 – 1942 | Berlin, Germany – New York NY) German-American musician, memoirist, music teacher, musical pioneer

Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (11 jan 1870 – 10 feb 1942 | Shelbyville KY – Louisville KY) novelist

Bertha Mellen Kirk (11 jan 1873 – 14 sep 1951 | Greeley  KS – Garnett KS) folk figure, teacher for the deaf, original resident of The Kirk House (now designated historical home)

Anne Laziere Crawford Flexner (11 jan 1874 – 11 jan 1955 | Georgetown KY – Providence RI) playwright

Alice Stokes Paul (11 jan 1885 – 09 jul 1977 | Moorestown NJ – Moorestown NJ) suffragist, feminist, women’s rights activist, 19th Amendment leader / strategist

Virginia Brooks Washburne (11 jan 1886 – 15 jun 1929 | Chicago IL – Portland OR) author, suffragist, public speaker, political reformer

Isabel Bassett Wasson (11 jan 1897 – 21 feb 1994 | Brooklyn NY – La Grange Park IL) birder, author, pioneering female petroleum geologist, first female ranger at Yellowstone National Park, first (male or female) interpretive rangers of US National Park Service

Grete L. Bibring (11 jan 1899 – 10 aug 1977 | Vienna, Austria-Hungary – Cambridge MA) Austrian-American author, psychoanalyst, first female full professor Harvard Medical School

Eve La Gallienne (11 jan 1899 – 03 jun 1991 | London UK – Weston CT) English-American actress, lesbian, producer, director, essayist, memoirist, biographer

Helen Huntington Howe (11 jan 1905 – 1975 | Boston MA – Boston MA) novelist, genealogical author, satirical sketch performance artist

Betty Henninger Miles (11 jan 1910 – 09 jun 1992 | Santa Monica CA – Hughson CA) actress, equestrian, stuntwoman, drama teacher, public school educator

Bernice Gordon (11 jan 1914 – 29 jan 2015 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) abstract painter, needlepoint artist, crossword puzzle constructor / contributor, oldest NYTimes crossword constructor (at age 100)

Juanita Morris Kreps (11 jan 1921 – 05 jul 2010 | Lynch KY – Durham NC) author, economist, women’s economic status researcher, US Presidential Cabinet Secretary

Elizabeth [Betty] Callans Flanagan Bumpers (11 jan 1925 – Grand Prairie AR) pacifist, world peace activist, childhood immunizations advocate

Susan Reed (11 jan 1926 – 25 apr 2010 | Columbia SC – Greenport NY) author, harpist, zitherist, folk singer, hootenanny movement pioneer / performer

Marcia Marcus (11 jan 1928 – New York NY) artist, professor, figurative / self-portraiture painter

Eve Rabin Queler (11 jan 1931 – New York NY) conductor,  founded Opera Orchestra of New York (OONY), Artistic Director Emerita of OONY

Mary Rodgers (11 jan 1931 – 26 jun 2014 New York NY – New York NY) musicals composer, children’s book author

Judith Campbell Exner (11 jan 1934 – 24 sep 1999 | New York NY – Duarte CA) artist, memoirist, JFK mistress, political folk figure, autobiographical author

Rosemary Cove (11 jan 1936 – New York NY) painter, sculptor, collage artist

Eva Hesse (11 jan 1936 – 29 may 1970 | Hamburg, Germany – New York NY) German-Jewish-American sculptor, feminist, artistic pioneer in latex, plastics, fiberglass

Jill Churchill (11 jan 1943 – Kansas City MO) mystery writer, non-fiction historical author, born Janice Young Brooks

Janet Campbell Hale (11 jan 1946 – Riverside CA) Native American short fiction writer

Sandra Peabody (11 jan 1948 – Portland OR) actress, screenwriter, producer and acting coach, aka Lydia Cassel, Sandra Cassell

Christine Anne [Chris] Weatherhead (11 jan 1948 – Los Angeles CA) novelist, playwright, screenwriter, tv / film / theatre actress, director, producer

Diana Gabaldon (11 jan 1952 – Arizona US) novelist, professor, historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure, science fiction/fantasy author

Carla Harryman (11 jan 1952 – Orange CA) poet, essayist, co-editor, playwright, creative writing professor, associated with Language poets

Susan R. Kadis (11 jan 1953 – Toronto, Ontario) politician, volunteer worker, newspaper publisher, children’s equal education activist

Janet Lee Carey (11 jan 1954 – New York US) professor, children’s / young adult fantasy novelist

Suzanne Bates (11 jan 1956 – Danville IL) author, gardener, tv news anchor / reporter, executive consultant, business coach, executive communication authority