09 sep 12 | Women.Born.Today

Celestia Susannah Parrish (12 sep 1853 – 07 sep 1917 | Pittsylvania VA – Clayton GA) author, educator, child psychologist, university professor, aka Georgia’s Greatest Woman

Florence Kelley (12 sep 1859 – 17 feb 1932 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) author, co-founder NAACP, consumer’s advocate, social / political reformer, children’s labor rights activist

Lillie Hayward (12 sep 1891 – 29 jun 1977 | St Paul MN – Hollywood CA) actress, script editor, screenwriter

Marya Zaturenska (12 sep 1902 – 19 jan 1982 | Kiev, Ukraine – Shelburne Falls MA) lyric poet

Kristin Elaine Hunter (12 sep 1931 – 14 nov 2008 | Philadelphia PA – Magnolia NJ) novelist, professor, short story writer, aka Kristin Hunter Lattany

Nellie Wong (12 sep 1934 – Oakland CA) poet, feminist / socialist activist

Margaret Jean [Margo] St. James (12 sep 1937 – Bellingham WA) sex-positive feminist, sex worker rights advocate, decriminalization activist

Tatiana Troyanos (12 sep 1938 – 21 aug 1993 | New York NY – New York NY) operatic mezzo-soprano

Linda Gray (12 sep 1940 – Santa Monica CA) tv / film / stage actress, director, producer

Minnie Bruce Pratt (12 sep 1946 – Selma AL) author, essayist, educator, social activist, LGBT university program developer

Kathleen Thompson (12 sep 1946 – Chicago IL) author, activist, feminist, co-founded OneHistory, women’s advocate, print documentarian, multi-cultural historian, theatre co-founder / artistic director,  first feminist bookstore owner in Chicago

Nan Goldin (12 sep 1953 – Washington DC) photographer with LGBT focus

Nina Blackwood (12 sep 1955 – Springfield MA) author, disc jockey, music journalist

Deb Vanasse (12 sep 1957 – St Paul MN) biographer, photograph editor, young adult novelist, travel guide writer,  children’s picture book author

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