02 feb 26 | women.born.today

Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell (26 feb 1849 – 22 jul 1883 | Holly Springs MS – Holly Springs MS) novelist, feminist, short story writer

Alice Mabel Bacon (26 feb 1858 – 01 may 1918 | New Haven CT – New Haven CT) nonfiction author, foreign advisor to Japan, international women’s educator

Emma Dunn (26 feb 1875 – 14 dec 1966 | Birkenhead UK – Los Angeles CA) author, actress

Mabel Ganson Evans Dodge Sterne Luhan (26 feb 1879 – 13 aug 1962 | Buffalo NY – Taos NM) author, hostess, memoirist, patron of women’s arts / artists / writers, Native American culture promoter, pioneer US psychoanalysis patient

Elizabeth Hawley Gasque Van Exem (26 feb 1886 – 02 nov 1989 | Blythewood SC – Ridgeway SC) author, lecturer, politician, first female SC State Representative, longest lived member of US Senate and/or House

Casey Geddes Miller (26 feb 1919 – 05 jan 1997 | Toledo OH – East Haddam CT) editor, author, feminist, philanthropist, WWII US Navy officer / cryptographer, non-sexist English language advocate

LaDonna Harris (26 feb 1931 – Temple OK) Comanche politician, social activist, autobiographical author, founder / president of American for Indian Opportunity

Jane Wagner (26 feb 1935 – Morristown TN) writer, director, producer

Diane Curry (26 feb 1938 – US) operatic mezzo-soprano

Elizabeth Russell Miller (26 feb 1939 – St John’s, Newfoundland) author, scholar, essayist, lecturer, Professor Emerita, founding editor Journal of Dracula Studies

Dorothy [Dossie] Marguerite Easton (26 feb 1944 – Andover MA) poet, non-fiction author, family therapist

Phyllis Eisenstein (26 feb 1946 – Chicago IL) fantasy/science fiction novelist, short story writer

Elizabeth Aileen Aldrich (26 feb 1947 – Appleton WI) curator, author, archivist, lecturer, consultant, choreographer, dance historian, workshop leader

Robin Maxwell (26 feb 1948 – Plainfield NJ) historical novelist, screenwriter, political blogger

Sharyn Elaine McCrumb (26 feb 1948 – Wilmington NC) serial novelist, short story writer

Margaret A. Donnelly (26 feb 1949 – San Tomé, Venezuela) Venezuelan-American author, attorney, historical novelist, community activist

Susan Elizabeth George (26 feb 1949 – Warren OH) mystery novelist

Susan Loy (26 feb 1951 – Moneta VA) artist, author, speaker, historian, geographer, calligrapher, watercolorist, mandala painter, ‘Literary Calligraphy’ innovator and illustrator

Barbara Lee Buholz Niven (26 feb 1953 – Portland OR) author, actress, producer

Helena Maria Viramontes (26 feb 1954 – East Los Angeles CA) Mexican-American critic, novelist, professor, short fiction writer

Karen Berger (26 feb 1958 – US) comic book writer / editor

Jennifer Diane Grant (26 feb 1966 – Burbank CA) actress, memoirist, Young Storytellers Foundation mentor

Whang Bo-ryung (26 feb 1970 – Seoul, South Korea) South Korean-American painter, performance artist, singer-songwriter