02 feb 16 | women.born.today

Sarah Anne Ellis Dorsey (16 feb 1829 – 04 jul 1879 | Natchez MS – New Orleans LA) US Southern novelist, lecturer, historian, philanthropist

Laura Coates Reed (16 feb 1857 – 29 nov 1938 | West Chester PA – Kansas City MO) poet, editor

Edith Dimock Glackens (16 feb 1876 – 28 oct 1955 | Hartford CT – Hartford CT) aka Teed, painter, visual artist, ironic / satirical watercolorist

Kathleen Clifford (16 feb 1887 – 28 dec 1962 | Charlottesville VA – Los Angeles CA) silent film star, vaudeville comedienne, children’s book author

Katherine Cornell (16 feb 1893 – 09 jun 1974 | Berlin, German Empire – Tisbury MA) writer, producer, stage actress, theater owner, aka First Lady of the Theatre

Louise Leung Larson (16 feb 1905 – 01 oct 1988 | California US – Los Angeles CA) memoirist, journalist

Esther Bubley (16 feb 1921 – 16 mar 1998 | Phillips WI – New York NY) photographer, photojournalist, children’s book author

Elizabeth Atkinson Rash Brown (16 feb 1932 – West Cornwall CT) author, medieval scholar, professor emerita

Lee Venora (16 feb 1932 – Bridgeport CT) operatic soprano, musical theatre actress, born Elena Sinaguglia

Nancy Ekholm Burkert (16 feb 1933 – Sterling CO) artist, children’s book illustrator, museum catalogue co-author

Jill Kinmont Boothe (16 feb 1936 – 09 feb 2012 | Los Angeles CA – Carson  City NV) skier, painter, paralytic, educator, special education teacher

Carolyn Davidson (16 feb 1943 – Portland OR) designer, aka The Logo Lady, designed Nike swoosh logo, social / community activist

Janet Michelle [Jan] Kerouac (16 feb 1952 – 05 jun 1996 | Albany NY – Albuquerque NM) author, autobiographical novelist

Roberta Williams (16 feb 1953 – US) writer, graphic adventure video game designer

Janice Doreen Dickinson (16 feb 1955 – Brooklyn NY) author, model, memoirist, talent scout, photographer

Carol Gorman (16 feb 1962 – Iowa City IA) children’s fiction / nonfiction author

Barbara Pratt (16 feb 1963 – Salmonier, Newfoundland) visual artist

Laura Pritchett (16 feb 1971 – Colorado US) novelist, short story writer, nonfiction author

Michele Pearson Clarke (16 feb 1973 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) Canadian-based author, filmmaker, LGBT activist

Caren Gusoff (16 feb 1973 – New York NY) Romani-American, literary and speculative novelist / short story writer

Maureen Johnson (16 feb 1973 – Philadelphia PA) young adult novelist

Zoe Whittall (16 feb 1976 – Eastern Townships, Quebec) poet, novelist