05 may 05 | women.born.today

Judith Sargent Murray (05 may 1751 – 09 jun 1820 | Gloucester MA – Natchez MS) poet, essayist, feminist, playwright, letter writer, pioneering women’s rights advocate

Ella Sterling Clark Cummins Mighels (05 may 1853 – 10 dec 1934 | Mormon Island CA – San Francisco CA) author, novelist, pioneer, playwright, literary historian, California Literature Society founder, aka Aurora Esmeralda, First Literary Historian of California

Lucia True Ames Mead (05  may 1856 – 01 nov 1936 | Boscawen NH – Boston VT) author, pacifist, suffragist, peace / social activist, president Massachusetts Women’s Suffrage Association

Sarah Carlisle Choate Sears (05 may 1858 – 25 sep 1935 | Cambridge MA – West Gouldsboro ME) artist, photographer, art patron / collector, cultural entrepreneur

Elizabeth Jane Cochran Seaman (05 may 1864 – 27 jan 1922 | Cochran’s Mills NY – New York NY) aka Nellie Bly, inventor, journalist, investigative reporter, industrial manufacturing president

Mary Emogene Hazeltine (05 may 1868 – 16 jun 1949 | Jamestown NY – Jamestown NY) author, librarian, bibliographer

Florence Peterson Kendall (05 may 1910 – 28 jan 2006 | Warman MN – Severna Park MD) physical therapist, nonfiction author, polio aftercare pioneer

Carleen Maley Hutchins (05 may 1911 – 07 aug 2009 | Springfield MA -Wolfeboro NH) violin maker, researcher, acoustician, high school science teacher, noted for creating the violin octet (vertical viola)

Dorothy Louise [Del] Martin (05 may 1921 – 27 aug 2008 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) lesbian rights writer, activist, organizer

Elizabeth Anne [Betty] McMahan (05 may 1924 – Pino NC)  entomologist, psychologist, cartoonist, world traveler, parapsychologist, children’s book author

Mary Randlett (05 may 1924 – Seattle WA) author, photo-editor, Northwest art photographer

Eva Podesvova Fuka-Engle (05 may 1927 – 25 nov 2015 | Prague, Czechoslovakia – Prague, Czech Republic) Czech-American photographer [obituary]

Olga Isabel Viscal Garriga (05 may 1929 – 02 jun 1995 | Brooklyn NY – San Juan, Puerto Rico) activist, speaker, devout Catholic, student leader / spokesperson of Puerto Rican Nationalist Party

Valery Worth Yandow (05 may 1930 – 29 apr 2016 | Nutley NJ – Brattleboro VT) violinist, psychiatrist, world traveler, choral concert singer, AFS worker, one of two female medical graduates UVM (1956)

Arlene Louise Croce (05 may 1934 – Providence RI) author, dance / film critic

Sandra Lee Bartky (05 may 1935 – 17 oct 2016 | Chicago IL – Saugatuck MI) author, essayist, professor emerita, feminist philosopher, phenomenologist

Sara Alexander [Saax] Bradbury (05 may 1943 – 13 nov 1976 | North Carolina US – Arizona US) author, actress, air crash victim

Marsha Linehan (05 may 1943 – Tulsa OK) author, professor, psychologist

Margret Mona Kopala (05 may 1945 – Glendon, Alberta) activist, columnist, journalist

Linda Fairstein (05 may 1947 – Mount Vernon NY) crime fiction novelist, former district attorney

Katherine Freund (05 may 1950 – Long Island NY) activist, public policy advocate, founded Independent Transportation Network (ITN)

Deborah Wiles (05 may 1953 – Mobile AL) children’s fiction / picture book author

Judith S. Beck (05 may 1954 – US) author, psychologist, CBT expert, cognitive behavioral therapist

Ella Mae Lentz (05 may 1954 – Berkeley CA) Deaf American author, poet, teacher, advocate, ASL researcher, deaf curriculum creator

Melinda Culea (05 may 1955 – Western Springs IL) artist, actress, mystery novelist

Janice Doreen Dickinson (05 may 1955 – Brooklyn NY) author, talent agent, photographer

Lisa Jane Persky (05 may 1955 – Atlanta GA) actress, artist, author, journalist, photographer

JoAnn Berman (05 may 1957 – Manhattan NY) fashion designer, furniture designer, noted for reconstructed clothing

Jennifer Ward (05 may 1957 – Canada) news anchor / broadcast journalist

Kaye Gibbons (05 may 1960 – Nash County NC) Southern novelist

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