04 apr 28 | women.born.today

Meriva M. Carpenter (28 apr 1802 – 24 jul 1887 | Ellington CT – Homer NY) landscape / miniature portrait artist

Caroline Shawk Brooks (28 apr 1840 – 20 may 1913 | Cincinnati OH – St Louis MO) farmer, pioneer feminist, Centennial Exposition butter sculptor

Julia Burnelle Smade [Bernie] Babcock (28 apr 1868 – 14 jun 1962 | Union OH – Petit Jean AR) poet, editor, essayist, novelist, satirist, illustrator, newspaper writer, museum founder

Frances Reed Elliott Davis (28 apr 1883 – 02 may 1965 | Shelby NC – Mount Clemens MI) first African-American nurse in Red Cross Nursing Service

Edith Summers Kelley (28 apr 1884 – 09 jun 1956 | Toronto, Ontario – Los Gatos CA) Canadian-born American novelist

Nora Burglon (28 apr 1896 – 01 jan 1976 | Minnesota US – Everett WA) author, artist, teacher, world traveler

Anita [Angna] Enters (28 apr 1897 – 25 feb 1989 | New York NY – Tenafly NJ) mime, writer, dancer, painter, novelist, playwright

Nan Merriman (28 apr 1920 – 22 jul 2012 | Pittsburgh PA – Los Angeles CA) operatic mezzo soprano

Carolyn Cassady (28 apr 1923 – 20 sep 2013 | Lansing MI – Bracknell UK) Beat Generation writer, memoirist

Nelle Harper Lee (28 apr 1926 – 19 feb 2016 | Monroeville AL -Monroeville AL) singular novelist

Lois Duncan (28 apr 1934 – Philadelphia PA) aka Lois Kerrychildren’s book author, young-adult suspense novelist

Diane Johnson (28 apr 1934 – Moline IL) satirist, novelist, essayist

Nancy Grossman (28 apr 1940 – New York NY) feminist artist, wood / leather sculptor

Susan McIlvaine Kenney (28 apr 1941 – Summit NJ) novelist, short story writer

Elizabeth LeCompte (28 apr 1944 – New Jersey US) media / dance / experimental director

Alice Waters (28 apr 1944 – Chatham Borough NJ) chef, author, activist, restaurateur

Larissa [Lauri] Grunig (28 apr 1946 –  Lincoln NE) author, feminist, former newspaper editor / reporter, public relations theorist / scholar

Andrea Hollander Budy (28 apr 1947 – Berlin, Germany) US poet, editor, author

Jackie Winnow (28 apr 1947 – 07 sep 1991 | New York NY – Oakland CA) author, feminist, activist, born Jacqueline Weinstein, first coordinator of San Francisco Lesbian/Gay & AIDS Unit, founded Women’s Cancer Resource Center

Terri Hemmert (28 apr 1948 – Piqua OH) author, professor, musicologist, radio personality, first Chicago female drive-time rock music station host

Carolyn Forché (28 apr 1950 – Detroit MI) poet, editor, translator, human rights advocate

Marita Golden (28 apr 1950 – Washington DC) novelist, teacher, non-fiction writer, African-American writing resource center co-founder

Darra Goldstein (28 apr 1951 – Williamstown MA) cookbook author, food scholar, professor of Russian language, founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture

Anne Flournoy (28 apr 1952 – Plainfield NJ) writer, director, producer

Kim Althea Gordon (28 apr 1953 – Rochester NY) artist, curator, vocalist, musician, record producer, video director, fashion designer

Marcia Milgrom Dodge (28 apr 1955 – Detroit MI) stage director, dramaturge, choreographer

Cassandra Gava (28 apr 1955 – San Francisco CA) actress, producer

Helen Glover (28 apr 1955 – Honolulu HI) talk radio host

Mary La Chapelle (28 apr 1955 – Milwaukee WI) short story writer

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez (28 apr 1957 – Placetas, Cuba) experimental filmmaker

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