02 feb 08 | women.born.today

Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson (08 feb 1825 – 22 dec 1911 | Boston MA – Malden MA) poet, author, mill girl, bobbin doffer, social activist, suffragist leader

Cornelia Hancock (08 feb 1840 – 31 dec 1927 | Hancock’s Bridge NJ – Atlantic City NJ) author, memoirist, social activist, Civil War Union nurse, educator / school founder

Katherine O’Flaherty [Kate] Chopin (08 feb 1850 – 22 aug 1904 | St Louis MO – St Louis MO) novelist, feminist, short story writer

Kate Thomson Cory (08 feb 1861 – 12 jun 1958 | Waukegan IL – Prescott AZ) painter, photographer

Maud Slye (08 feb 1869 – 17 sep 1954 | Minneapolis MN – Chicago IL) poet, musician, pathologist, cancer researcher

Bella Finkel Muni (08 feb 1898 – 01 oct 1971 | Philadelphia PA – Los Angeles CA) screenwriter

Elizabeth Bishop (08 feb 1911 – 06 oct 1979 | Worcester MA – Boston MA) poet, short story writer

Lisel Mueller (08 feb 1924 – Hamburg, Germany) American poet, Pulitzer Prize laureate

Rachel Naomi Remen (08 feb 1938 – New York NY) author, professor, integrative medicine pioneer, Commonweal Cancer Help Program founder, Institute for the Study of Health & Illness founder, The Healer’s Art medical curriculum founder / innovator

Carol Plantamura (08 feb 1941 – Los Angeles CA) author, soprano singer, 17th / 20th c. music specialist

Peggy Elaine Hussey Webb (08 feb 1942 – Mooreville MS) romance novelist

Harmony Hammond (08 feb 1944 – Chicago IL) artist, author, feminist activist

Virginia Hinckley Pearce (08 feb 1945 – Denver CO) Latter-Day Saints leader, adult / children’s author

Carol Plantamura (08 feb 1941 – Los Angeles CA) author, soprano specialist in 17th and 20th century music

Lois Walden (08 feb 1946 – New York NY) actress, author, singer, record producer, performer, teaching artist

Suzanne Bennett Johnson (08 feb 1948 – Johnson City NY) author, psychologist

Cristina Ferrare (08 feb 1950 – St Louis MO) actress, author, talk show host

Peggy Pettitt (08 feb 1950 – St Louis MO) actor,  dancer,  teacher,  playwright,  storyteller

Marie House Kohler (08 feb 1951 – Sheboygan WI) playwright

Suzanne [Sue] Pluskoski Lowden (08 feb 1952 – New Jersey US) politician, former teacher /  tv news anchor / businesswoman

Phyllis Curott (08 feb 1954 – Lynbrook NY) aka Aradia, Wiccan author, attorney, priestess, memoirist

Nancy Oliver (08 feb 1955 – Framingham MA) playwright, screenwriter

Karen Bausman (08 feb 1958 – Allentown PA) architect

Maggie Topkis (08 feb 1960 – New York NY) mystery fiction publisher