02 feb 24 | women.born.today

Lydia Amanda Brewster Sewell (24 feb 1839 – 15 nov 1926 | North Elba NY – Florence, Italy) artist, genre / portrait painter

Emma Esther Lampert Cooper (24 feb 1855 – 30 jul 1920 | Nunda NY – Pittsford NY) realist artist

Maria Maud Leonard McCreery (24 feb 1883 – 10 apr 1938 | Cedarburg WI – Milwaukee WI) editor, socialist, feminist, suffragist, pamphleteer, TB survivor, editor-in-chief, labor union organizer

Mary Ellen Chase (24 feb 1887 – 28 jul 1973 | Blue Hill ME – Northampton MA) critic, novelist, educator, essayist, children’s author

May Singhi Breen (24 feb 1891 – 19 dec 1991 | New York NY – New York NY) composer, arranger, ukulele pioneer, aka The Original Ukulele Lady, first woman inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame

Irmgard Bartenieff (24 feb 1900 – 27 aug 1981 | Berlin, Germany – New York NY) writer, researcher, dance therapist, physical therapist, Bartenieff Fundamentals movement methodology innovator

Idanell Brill Connally (24 feb 1919 – 01 sep 2006 | Austin TX – Austin TX) author, philanthropist, First Lady of Texas, political / historical figure

Angela Greene Martin (24 feb 1921 – 09 feb 1978 | Dublin, Ireland – Los Angeles CA) actress, painter

Martha S. Lewis (24 feb 1924 – 02 jul 2007 | Kensett AR – Albany NY) social worker, civil rights activist, NY State Deputy Commissioner of Social Services, highest ranking African-American official in any US state government (1970s)

Anita Slavin Arkin Steckel (24 feb 1930 – 16 mar 2012 | Brooklyn NY – Manhattan NY) graphic artist

Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson (24 feb 1932 – 28 jan 2004 | Winston-Salem NC – Stillwell KS) author, educator, essayist, researcher, sociologist, minority public policy activist / consultant

Anna Banana (24 feb 1940 – Victoria, British Columbia) critic, artist, ‘artistamp’ innovator, performance artist, born Anne Lee Long, small press publisher, mail art movement pioneer

Helen Shaver (24 feb 1951 – St Thomas, Ontario) tv / film actress and director

Judith Ortiz Cofer (24 feb 1952 – Hormigueros, Puerto Rico) poet, essayist, short story writer, autobiographical author, young adult novelist

Aurora Levins Morales (24 feb 1954 – Maricao, Puerto Rico) poet, writer, feminist, social justice activist

Judith Butler (24 feb 1956 – Cleveland OH) author, feminist, philosopher, gender theorist

Lisa Popeil (24 feb 1956 – Chicago IL) singer, author, lecturer, voice coach / researcher

Paula Zahn (24 feb 1956 – Omaha NE) journalist, newscaster, true crime documentary host / producer

Margaret Pelley Larson (24 feb 1958 – US) broadcast journalist, lifestyle tv show host, international HIV/AIDS activist

Jennie Livingston (24 feb 1962 – Dallas TX) film director, documentary filmmaker

Karen Middleton (24 feb 1966 – Aurora CO) politician, educator, Executive Director NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

Sherrie Rose (24 feb 1966 – Hartford CT) actress, producer, director, screenwriter

Vanessa Le Page (24 feb 1970 – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian cake artist, pastry chef, aka The Cake Lady

Gillian Schieber Flynn (24 feb 1971 – Kansas City MO) author, screenwriter, comic book writer, former television critic

Rainbow Rowell (24 feb 1973 – Omaha NE) adult / young adult novelist, former columnist and ad copy editor

Kristin dos Santos (24 feb 1975 – St Louis MO) actress, columnist, journalist