05 may 13 | women.born.today

Linda Gilbert (13 may 1847 – 24 oct 1895 | Rochester NY – Mount Vernon NY) poet, inventor, welfare worker, prison reformer, prison library activist

Ellen Spencer Mussey (13 may 1850 – 21 apr 1936 | Geneva OH – Washington DC) lawyer, educator, women’s rights / law education activist, Spencerian Handwriting reformer / promoter

Margaret Marshall Saunders (13 may 1861 – 15 feb 1947 | Milton, Nova Scotia – Toronto, Ontario) lecturer, romance novelist, children’s author, animal rights advocate

Jenny Eakin Delony Rice (13 may 1866 – 01 apr 1949 | Washington AR – Little Rock AR) painter, educator, aka Jenny Myrowitz

Ethel Walbridge McCully (13 may 1886 – 21 dec 1980 | New York NY – St John USVI) novelist, memoirist, housebuilder, WWI ambulance driver

Elizabeth P. Benson (13 may 1924 – US) scholar, curator, art historian, pre-Columbian art expert

Doreen Jensen (13 may 1933 – 18 sep 2009 | Kispiox, British Columbia – Vancouver WA) aka Ha’hl Yee, Gitsxan elder, artist, carver, activist, educator

Wilburta Cartwright Locke (13 may 1933 – 16 jan 2012 | Washington DC – Scottsdale AZ) artist, violinist, teacher

Bessie LaRae Orullian (13 may 1933 – Salt Lake City UT) banker, executive, women’s rights activist, member of the Velvet Hammer, former President of Girls Scouts of USA

Margot Peters (13 may 1933 – Wausau WI) novelist, biographer, literary critic

Jeannette E. Brown (13 may 1934 – Bronx NY) author, historian, organic medicinal chemist

Patricia Beatty (13 may 1936 – Toronto, Ontario) dancer, teacher, director, choreographer

Ruth Wisse (13 may 1936 – Czernowitz, Romania) author, editor, scholar, translator

Anita Louise Suazo (13 may 1937 – Santa Clara Pueblo NM) Native American, Pueblo potter

Francine Rubin Pascal (13 may 1938 – Manhattan NY) young adult novelist

Rachel Holmes Ingalls (13 may 1940 – Boston MA) novelist, short story writer

Marilyn [Lyn] Ruth Snow (13 may 1941 – 18 dec 2013 | Fall River MA – Portland ME) nurse, artist, family therapist, floral watercolorist

Mary Abigail Padgett (13 may 1942 – Vincennes IN) serial mystery novelist

Mimi Smith (13 may 1942 – Brookline MA) early feminist / conceptual artist, clothing sculptor, drawing installation artist

Eve Babitz (13 may 1943 – Hollywood CA) essayist, memoirist, fiction / non-fiction writer

Alanna Heiss (13 may 1943 – Louisville KY) arts curator / organizer, Art International Radio (AIR) radio founder, founder / former director P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

Kathleen Neal Cleaver (13 may 1945 – Memphis TX) author, law professor, former Black Panther Party member

Mary Morris (13 may 1947 – Chicago IL) professor, memoirist, travel writer, short fiction author

Sharon Sayles Belton (13 may 1951 – Saint Paul MN) politician, social activist, community leader

Londa Schiebinger (13 may 1952 – Lincoln NE) author, science historian, gender and science expert

Mary Cynthia Walsh (13 may 1952 – St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador) actress, comedian, social activist

Victoria Barrett Fuller (13 may 1953 – Allentown PA) artist, sculptor, musician, singer-songwriter, natural science illustrator

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