05 may 10 | women.born.today

Sarah Anne Worthington King Peter (10 may 1800 – 06 feb 1877 | Chillicothe OH – Cincinnati OH) artist, memoirist, patron of arts, philanthropist, Civil War Union nurse, Catholic convert / activist, founded Philadelphia School of Design for Women [now Moore College of Art & Design]

Lucy Louisa Flower (10 may 1837 – 27 apr 1921 | Boston MA – Coronado CA) teacher, draftswoman, social justice activist, Chicago Board of Education member, launched Lake Geneva Fresh Air Association, founded women / children’s legal aid bureau, first woman elected to Illinois state office

Mary [May] French Sheldon (10 may 1847 – 10 feb 1936 | Bridgewater PA – West Kensington UK) author, explorer, essayist, publisher, translator, short fiction writer

Emma Payne Erskine (10 may 1854 – 04 mar 1924 | Racine WI – Tryon NC) author, romance novelist, short story writer, patriotic Christian

Quah Ah [Tonita] Vigil Peña (10 may 1893 – 09 sep 1949 | San Ildefonso NM – Santo Domingo Pueblo NM) muralist, women’s rights advocate, pen-and-ink / watercolor artist, aka María Antonia Tonita Peña

Margaret Schönberger Mahler (10 may 1897 – 02 oct 1985 | Sopron, Kingdom of Hungary – New York NY) author, psychoanalyst, researcher, developed separation–individuation theory of child development

Ariel Durant (10 may 1898 – 25 oct 1981 | Proskurov, Russian Empire (now Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine) – Los Angeles CA) author, historian, autobiographical author, born Chaya Kaufman

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (10 may 1900 – 07 dec 1979 | Wendover UK – Cambridge MA) British-American astronomer, astrophysicist, academic writer, autobiographical author

Frieda Belinfante (10 may 1904 – 05 mar 1995 | Amsterdam, Netherlands – Santa Fe NM) Dutch-American cellist, conductor, prominent lesbian, WWII Dutch Resistance member, founding artistic director / conductor of Orange County (CA) Philharmonic

Bella [Bel] Kaufman (10 may 1911 – 25 jul 2014 | Berlin, Germany – Manhattan NY) poet, author, teacher

Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (10 may 1912 – 07 aug 2000 | Stornoway, Scotland – New Hyde Park NY) philanthropist, political family member, mother of US President

Jane Mayhall Katz (10 may 1918 – 17 mar 2009 | Louisville KY – Manhattan NY) poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer

Jeanne C Hurley Simon (10 may 1922 – 20 feb 2000 | Chicago IL – Makanda IL) attorney, memoirist, IL State politician, literacy advocate, Chair of National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

Gloria Tew (10 may 1923 – Duluth MN) abstract sculptor

Antonine Maillet (10 may 1929 – Bouctouche, New Brunswick) scholar, novelist, playwright

Jayne Cortez (10 may 1934 – 28 dec 2012 | Fort Huachuca AZ – Manhattan NY) poet, activist, small press publisher, spoken-word artist

Linda Solomon (10 may 1937 – Boston MA) editor, music critic, memoirist, popular culture commentator

Judith Jamison (10 may 1943 – Philadelphia PA) dancer, choreographer, autobiographical author, artistic director Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Judith Spaeth McNaught Smith (10 may 1944 – San Luis Obispo CA) romance / suspense novelist, first female executive producer at CBS radio station

Christina Smith (10 may 1945 – New York NY) American film make-up artist

Birutė Marija Filomena Galdikas (10 may 1946 – Wiesbaden, Germany) German-Canadian author, ethologist, primatologist, conservationist

Caroline B. Cooney (10 may 1947 – Greenwich CT) horror, mystery, romance, suspense young adult author

Ani Kavafian (10 may 1948 – Istanbul, Turkey) classical violinist, Armenian-American, Yale School of Music professor

Terri Farley (10 may 1950 – US) journalist, young adult novelist, magazine article writer

Ahdri Zhina Mandiela (10 may 1953 – Jamaica) dub poet, theater producer, artistic director, Jamaican-Canadian

Diane E. Benson (10 may 1954 – Yakima WA) Alaskan writer, dramatist, politician, inspirational speaker, video production consultant, Tlingit-Norwegian-American

Barbara Fris (10 may 1956 – Halifax, Nova Scotia) actress, soprano recitalist, opera singer, concert artist

Tundi Spring Agardy (10 may 1957 – US) author, marine conservationist

Victoria Lynn Rowell (10 may 1959 – Portland ME) actress, dancer, memoirist, foster care activist

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