03 mar 26 | women.born.today

Jessie Catherine Kinsley (26 mar 1858 – 10 feb 1938 | Oneida NY – Oneida NY) diarist, painter, folk artist, memoirist, letter correspondent, braided tapestry maker, Oneida Community member

Alice Lee Hornor Snelling Moqué (26 mar 1861 – 16 jul 1919 | New Orleans LA – Washington DC) poet, essayist, lecturer, travel writer, suffragist, photographer, sportswoman, newspaper correspondent, early US female bicyclist, founding member / vice-president of National Congress of Mothers

Bertha Van Hoosen (26 mar 1863 – 07 jun 1952 | Stony Creek MI – Romeo MI) essayist, physician, medical illustrator, women’s health advocate, autobiographical author, president / founding member American Medical Women’s Association

Agnes Gertrude Regan (26 mar 1869 – 30 sep 1943 | San Francisco CA – Washington DC) lay leader, women’s activist, federal housing advocate, Latin American female exchange student activist, executive secretary of National Council of Catholic Women

Kate Richards O’Hare (26 mar 1877 – 10 jan 1948 | Ottawa County KS – Benicia CA) editor, orator, activist, teacher, Socialist, machinist

Cleo Madison (26 mar 1883 – 11 mar 1964 | Bloomington IL – Burbank CA) actress, director, producer, screenwriter, motion picture pioneer

Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (26 mar 1901 – 08 may 1927 | Bayonne NJ – Convent Station NJ) author, teacher, American Ruthenian Catholic Sister of Charity, beatified by Roman Catholic Church

Esther Bradford Aresty (26 mar 1908 – 23 dec 2000 | Syracuse NY – Princeton NJ) novelist, pen-name Elaine Arthur, culinary historian, cookbook creator and collector, radio show writer / producer, cooking / cuisine / etiquette author

Ann Elizabeth Campbell Bard [Betty] MacDonald (26 mar 1908 – 07 feb 1958 | Boulder CO – Seattle WA) children’s book writer, autobiographical author

Marjorie Harris Carr (26 mar 1915 – 10 oct 1997 | Boston MA – Gainesville FL) author, zoologist, land preservationist, environmental activist

Gladys Noel Bates (26 mar 1920 – 15 oct 2010 | McComb MS – Denver CO) African-American educator, community activist, pioneering civil rights / equal pay advocate

Sarah Dreher (26 mar 1937 – 02 apr 2012 | Hanover PA – Amherst MA) lesbian writer, essayist, playwright, psychologist, mystery novelist

Cindy Nemser (26 mar 1937 – New York NY) author, curator, feminist, art historian, art exhibition critic, founding member Women in the Arts, founding editor / publisher of Feminist Art Journal, author-interviewer of Art Talk conversations with women artists

Nancy Milford (26 mar 1938 – Dearborn MI) author, biographer, professor

Erica Mann Jong (26 mar 1942 – New York NY) poet, teacher, second-wave feminist, fiction / nonfiction writer

Diane McGifford (26 mar 1945 – Manchester UK) Canadian, politician, literacy activist, poetry editor, nonfiction author

Deborah Katherine [DK] Holland (26 mar 1947 – Metuchen NJ) writer, educator, graphic designer, community activist, ethics / design thinking professor, co-founder of Inquiring Minds, founding member National Graphic Artists Guild

Millie Criswell (26 mar 1948 – Virginia US) serial romance novelist

Fern Mallis (26 mar 1948 – Brooklyn NY) jewelry designer, fashion consultant, former director of Council of Fashion Designers American (CFDA), AIDS / homeless activist

Nancy Lynn Snyderman (26 mar 1952 – St Louis MO) author, physician, former broadcast journalist

Katharine Jefferts Schori (26 mar 1954 – Pensacola FL) author, first US female / former Presiding Bishop and Primate of US Episcopal Church

Ellen Hopkins (26 mar 1955 – Long Beach CA) poet, novelist, nonfiction children’s book author

Leeza Kim Gibbons (26 mar 1957 – Hartsville SC) author, children’s advocate, tv talk show host, former Entertainment Tonight co-host / correspondent

Shirin Neshat (26 mar 1957 – Qazvin, Iran) Iranian-American artist, filmmaker, photographer

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