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Isabella Beecher Hooker (22 feb 1822 – 25 jan 1907 | Litchfield CT – Hartford CT) author, suffragist activist / leader / lecturer

Rebecca Sophia Clarke (22 feb 1833 – 10 aug 1906 | Norridgewock ME – Norridgewock ME) aka Sophie May, children’s serial novelist

Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster (22 feb 1838 – 03 jun 1912 | New Rochelle NY – South Orange Village NJ) poet, editor, hymnist, short story writer, autobiographical author

Annetta Giaccoglia Solaski (22 feb 1851 – 18 feb 1931 | Cincinnati OH – Hollywood CA) operatic soprano, aka The Toast of Milan

Florence Kate Upton (22 feb 1873 – 16 oct 1922 | Flushing NY – London UK) author, cartoonist, illustrator

Zitkala-Sa (22 feb 1876 – 26 jan 1938 | Yankton Indian Reservation SD – Washington DC) writer, editor, teacher, Native American, violinist, opera writer, political activist, aka Gertrude Simmons Bonnin

Marguerite Clark (22 feb 1883 – 25 sep 1940 | Cincinnati OH – New York NY) director, stage / film actress, production company owner / founder

Edna St. Vincent Millay (22 feb 1892 – 19 oct 1950 | Rockland ME – Austerlitz NY) poet, activist, playwright

Katharine Ward Lane Weems (22 feb 1899 – 11 feb 1989 | Boston MA – Boston MA) sculptor

Meridel Le Sueur (22 feb 1900 – 14 nov 1996 | Murray IA – Hudson WI) poet, writer, journalist, children’s biographical author

Annie Lou Watters McPheeters (22 feb 1908 – 23 dec 1994 | Rome GA – Atlanta GA) librarian, civil rights activist, Pergamon Press consultant, created Negro History Collection at Auburn Carnegie Library, library desegregation activist / campaigner

Jane Sydney Auer Bowles (22 feb 1917 – 04 may 1973 | New York NY – Málaga, Spain) novelist, playwright

Margaret [Marni] McEathron Nixon (22 feb 1930 – Altadena CA) operatic soprano, playback singer

Zenaida Elvira González Manfugás (22 feb 1932 – 02 may 2012 | Guantanamo, Cuba – Elizabeth NJ) Cuban-American pianist, music professor

Catherine [Cate] Breslin (22 feb 1936 – 23 jul 2016 | Springfield MA – Springfield VT) novelist

Joanna Russ (22 feb 1937 – 29 apr 2011 | Bronx, NY – Tucson AZ) writer, feminist, academic

Stephanie Strickland (22 feb 1942 – Detroit MI) poet, essayist, anthologist, fiction / non-fiction writer, digital literature advocate

Rena Meryl Tannenbaum Wolner (22 feb 1945 – 07 nov 2015 | Boston MA – Boca Raton FL) mass paperback publishing president

Shea Gordon (22 feb 1946 – Miami FL) multi-media artist, painter, sculptor, book artist, digital imagist, sound artist, performance artist

Rona Elliot (22 feb 1947 – Brooklyn NY) tv / radio / print music journalist

Karla Jayne Jay (22 feb 1947 – Brooklyn NY) editor, author, LGBT studies pioneer, Distinguished Professor Emerita, former director of women’s and gender studies

Martha McClintock (22 feb 1947 – Pasadena CA) author, psychologist, pheromone researcher, Distinguished Service Professor, menstrual synchrony theory innovator, founder / past director of Institute for Mind and Biology

Sarah Rachel Hudson-Pierce (22 feb 1948 – Sulphur Springs AR) author, journalist, publisher, former cable television host

Mary Ellen Mazey (22 feb 1949 – US) author, academic administrator, university president, educational grants reviewer / consultant

Valerie Sutton (22 feb 1951 – US) autobiographical author, movement notation developer, Sutton Movement Writing innovator / inventor

Sharen Kay Davis (22 feb 1957 – Louisiana US) award-winning costume designer

Lia Purpura (22 feb 1964 – Mineola NY) poet, essayist, educator, translator

Jennifer Jolly (22 feb 1971 – Alaska US) public speaker, tech-life columnist, consumer technology journalist, digital lifestyle contributor, women-in-technology advocate

Drew Blythe Barrymore (22 feb 1975 – Culver City CA) model, author, actress, producer, director

Giorgia Fumanti (22 feb 1975 – Aulla, Italy) Italian-Canadian operatirc pop soprano, composer, producer, arranger, spokesperson for disabled

Alyssa Mende Mastromonaco (22 feb 1976 – Rhinebeck NY) current Vice Media CEO, contributing editor at Marie Claire, former / youngest female US White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations