09 sep 26 | women.born.today

Adelaide Johnson (26 sep 1859 – 10 nov 1955 | Plymouth IL – Washington DC) artist, sculptor, suffragist

Mary Elisabeth Dreier (26 sep 1875 – 15 aug 1963 | Brooklyn NY – Bar Harbor ME) novelist, biographer, social reformer, women’s rights activist

Eleanor Gates (26 sep 1875 – 07 mar 1951 | Shakopee MN – Los Angeles CA) novelist, playwright, scriptwriter

Edith Abbott (26 sep 1876 – 28 jul 1957 | Grand Island NE – Grand Island NE) author, educator, economist, social worker

Mary Frederika [Freda] Kirchwey (26 sep 1893 – 03 jan 1976) | Lake Placid NY –  St Petersburg FL) author, pacifist, journalist, publisher, memoirist, peace / racial equality activist

Frances Elizabeth Cavanah (26 sep 1899 – 02 may 1982 | Princeton IN – Denver CO) editor, author, biographer, children’s historical novelist / playwright

Frédérique Mayer Petrides (26 sep 1903 – 12 jan 1983 | Antwerp, Belgium – Manhattan NY) violinist, conductor, founded / conducted women’s Orchestrette Classique, Women in Music founder / editor / publisher

Ellen Tarry (26 sep 1906 – 23 sep 2008 | Birmingham AL – New York NY) first African-American picture book author, children / young-adult writer

Carolyn Brown (26 sep 1927 – Fitchburg MA) dancer, memoirist, choreographer, dance company founder

Joan C. Williams (26 sep 1928 – US) author, feminist legal scholar, Founding Director of Center for WorkLife Law, women in workplace activist / advocate

Donna Douglas (26 sep 1933 – 01 jan 2015 | Pride LA – Zachary LA) American, tv actress, Christian speaker, children’s book author, née Doris Smith

Marie Therese Veronica Boyer de la Giroday [Terry] Goulet (26 sep 1934 – Calgary, Alberta) author, historian, Métis scholar

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (26 sep 1934 – Inglewood CA) fiction / non-fiction author, autobiographical novelist

Judith Appelbaum (26 sep 1939 – New York NY) editor, author, consultant

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (26 sep 1942 – 15 may 2004 | Rio Grande Valley TX – Santa Cruz CA) Chicana author, scholar, children’s book writer

Gloria Ray Karlmark (26 sep 1942 – Little Rock AR) magazine editor, documentation expert, US school integration / Little Rock Nine member

Janice Kay [Jan] Brewer (26 sep 1944 – Hollywood CA) politician, state governor, autobiographical author

Judy Chamberlain (26 sep 1944 – New York NY) journalist, jazz singer, bandleader, restaurant reviewer, radio talk show host, society / editorial columnist

Andrea Dworkin (26 sep 1946 – 09 apr 2005 | Camden NJ – Washington DC) poet, author, speaker, essayist, radical feminist,  autobiographical writer, anti-pornography movement leader

Louise Simonson (26 sep 1946 – Atlanta GA) colourist, comic book writer / editor, née Mary Louise Alexander

Christine Todd Whitman (26 sep 1946 – New York NY) politician, first female NJ governor, autobiographical author

Jane Smiley (26 sep 1949 – Los Angeles CA) Pulitzer Prize novelist

Anne Barrett Rouse (26 sep 1954 – Washington DC) American-British poet

Dena Higley (26 sep 1958 – Tulare CA) speaker, tv script writer, non-fiction author

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