02 feb 11 | women.born.today

Jarena Lee (11 feb 1783 – 1855 | Cape May NJ – New Jersey US) religious writer, autobiographical memoirist, pioneering female traveling African Methodist Episcopal (AME) minister

Lydia Maria Child (11 feb 1802 – 20 oct 1880 | Medford MA – Wayland MA) author, activist, novelist, journalist, Unitarian, abolitionist, children’s book writer

Harriet Ann Jacobs (11 feb 1813 – 07 mar 1897 | Edenton NC – Washington DC) memoirist, abolitionist, speaker, reformer

Ellen Day Hale (11 feb 1855 – 11 feb 1940 | Worcester MA – Brookline MA) American Impressionist painter, printmaker

Eliza Calvert Hall (11 feb 1856 – 20 dec 1935 | Bowling Green KY – Wichita Falls TX) author, suffragist, short fiction writer, women’s rights activist, aka Lida Obenchain

Anna Mabel Smith Douglass (11 feb 1874 – 21 sep 1933 | Jersey City NJ – Lake Placid NY) women’s educational advocate, College Club of Jersey City president, founding Dean of New Jersey College for Women, disappeared / body found 30 years later

Nellie Mae Quander (11 feb 1880 – 24 sep 1961 | Washington DC – Washington DC) educator, civic / community activist, founder / first international preside Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for African-American women

Leona Dalrymple (11 feb 1884 – 22 oct 1968 | Passaic NJ – Stamford CT) novelist, playwright, short fiction writer

Suzanne Scheuer (11 feb 1898 – 20 dec 1984 | San Jose CA – Santa Cruz CA) artist, sculptor painter, house designer / builder, Works Progress Administration muralist

Constance Louise Gibbs Bannister (11 feb 1913 – 18 aug 2005 | Ashland City TN – Woodbury NY) infant portrait photographer, published 100,000+ baby photos

Florence Rae [Flo] Kennedy (11 feb 1916 – 21 dec 2000 | Kansas City MO – Manhattan NY) lawyer, essayist, feminist, civil rights activist, autobiographical author, co-founded National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO)

Marion Cunningham (11 feb 1922 – 11 jul 2012 | Los Angeles CA – Walnut Creek CA) food writer, cookbook author

Mary Virginia Eshelman Gibson Johnson (11 feb 1926 – 24 jul 2013 | Springfield MO – St Louis MO) author, sexologist, researcher, Masters and Johnson research team member

Marilyn June Hawley Hilton (11 feb 1928 – 11 mar 2004 | Los Angeles CA – Los Angeles CA) socialite, philanthropist, business magnate, multiple sclerosis activist / supporter

Tina Louise (11 feb 1934 – New York NY) memoirist, children’s book author

May Louise Hinton-Wykle (11 feb 1934 – Martin’s Ferry OH) nurse, author, professor, gerontologist, gerontology expert

Jane Hyatt Yolen (11 feb 1939 – New York NY) author / editor of folklore, fantasy, science fiction, children’s books

Joy Williams (11 feb 1944 – Chelmsford MA) novelist, essayist, short story writer

Alexandra Moltke Isles (11 feb 1947 – Uppsala, Sweden) Danish-American actress, producer, documentary filmmaker

Faith Plotkin Popcorn (11 feb 1947 – New York NY) author, futurist, BrainReserve founder

Susan Bernard (11 feb 1948 – Los Angeles CA) author, actress, biographer, businesswoman

Lynn Goldsmith (11 feb 1948 – Detroit MI) film director, recording artist, portrait photographer

Synthia Saint James (11 feb 1949 – Los Angeles CA) author, artist, educator, keynote speaker, US stamp designer, book cover artist, children’s book illustrator

Margi Scharff (11 feb 1955 – 2 jul 2007 | Memphis TN – Tiburon CA) found object artist

Catherine Hickland (11 feb 1956 – Fort Lauderdale FL) singer, actress, author, businesswoman, cosmetics company CEO

Celeste O. Norfleet (11 feb 1959 – Philadelphia PA) African-American, graphic illustrator, creative art director, romance novelist, young adult novelist