09 sep 17 | Women.Born.Today

Mercy Ruggles Jackson (17 sep 1802 – 13 dec 1877 | Hardwick MA – Boston MA) writer, lecturer, suffragist, physician, homeopath, girls’ school founder

Cora Frances Stoddard (17 sep 1872 – 13 may 1936 | Dorchester MA – Dorchester MA) author, temperance activist

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (17 sep 1880 – 01 jan 1980) sculptor

Katharine Sergeant Angell White (17 sep 1892 – 20 jul 1977 | Philadelphia PA – Waterbury CT) author, gardener, New Yorker fiction editor

Esther Worth Ralston (17 sep 1902 – 14 jan 1994 | Bar Harbor ME – Ventura CA) silent film actress, autobiographical author, aka Jane Carlton

Florence Hawley Ellis (17 sep 1906 – 06 apr 1991 | Cananea Sonora, Mexico – Albuquerque NM) author, archeologist, anthropologist, ethnographer

Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden (17 sep 1907 – 04 jan 2007 | Denver CO – Boulder CO) writer, teacher, botanical artist

Elizabeth Wright Enright Gillham (17 sep 1909 – 06 jun 1968 | Oak Park IL – Wainscott NY) literary critic, children’s book author / illustrator, adult short story writer, creative writing teacher

Jennifer Dickson (17 sep 1936 – South Africa) South African-Canadian lecturer, photographer, cultural practices / garden aesthetics researcher

Deena Metzger (17 sep 1936 – ) writer, novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, counselor

Cynthia Flood (17 sep 1940 – ) novelist, short fiction author

Carol Tavris (17 sep 1944 – ) skeptic, author, feminist, social psychologist

Beryl Korot (17 sep 1945 – ) author, video artist

Shirley Caldwell Tilghman (17 sep 1946 – ) author, scholar, molecular biologist, first female president Princeton University / second Ivy League female university president

Chris Abbott (17 sep 1947 – ) author, tv writer / producer

Gail Carson Levine (17 sep 1947 – ) young adult novelist

Maysoon Pachachi (17 sep 1947 – ) Iraqi-British film editor / director / producer, tv / film college training center co-founder

Susan Powers Bourne (17 sep 1951 – ) poet, artist, editor, author, herstorian

Nancy Reid (17 sep 1952 – ) author, theoretical statistician

Josefina Benedetti (17 sep 1953 – ) composer, musicologist, choral director

Rita Rudner (17 sep 1953 – ) author, actress, memoirist, comedienne

Shauna S. Roberts (17 sep 1956 – ) novelist, short story writer, sci-fi author, science / medical writer

Denise Shull (17 sep 1959 – ) author, neuroeconomist, motivational speaker, human motivation expert

Wendy Northcutt (17 sep 1963 – ) author, Darwin Awards creator

Juju Chang (17 sep 1965 – ) news anchor, broadcast journalist, special correspondent

Sally Huffer (17 sep 1965 – ) LGBT activist, broadcast journalist, community project specialist

Amy Harmon (17 sep 1968 – ) author, journalist, correspondent

Cheryl Strayed (17 sep 1968 – ) novelist, essayist, memoirist

Wendi Nix (17 sep 1974 – ) anchor / sports reporter

Kristen Rudisill (17 sep 1975 – ) author, professor, dance / popular culture researcher

Hope Raue Larson (17 sep 1982 – ) author, letterist, publisher, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist

Sarah French (17 sep 1985 – ) anchor, reporter, journalist, anti-domestic violence activist

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