05 may 14 | women.born.today

Minerva Parker Nichols (14 may 1862 – 17 nov 1949 | Peoria IL – Westport CT) architect, first US female architect to establish independent professional practice

Alice Boughton (14 may 1866 – 21 june 1943 | Brooklyn NY – Brookhaven NY) Photo-Secessionist, portrait photographer, photography-as-art innovator

Marion Osborne (14 may 1871 – 05 sep 1931 | Montreal, Quebec – Toronto, Ontario) poet, author, dramatist

Mary Wilhelmine Williams (14 may 1878 – 10 mar 1944 | Stanislaus County CA – Palo Alto CA) author, feminist, pacifist, historian

Maude Fulton (14 may 1881 – 09 nov 1950 | El Doreado KS – Los Angeles CA) actress, dancer, composer, playwright, screenwriter, concert pianist, stage director, theater manager

Margaret Naumburg (14 may 1890 – 26 feb 1983 | New York NY – Boston MA) artist, author, educator, psychologist, Walden School founder, founded first US Montessori school, first to offer training / graduate level art therapy, Dynamically Oriented Art Therapy innovator

Helen Flanders Dunbar (14 may 1902 – 21 aug 1959 | Chicago IL – South Kent CT) author, editor, scholar, medical activist, aka Pocker Minerva

Barbara Blanchard De Wolfe (14 may 1912 – 02 may 2008 | San Francisco CA – Santa Barbara CA) memoirist, ornithologist, white-crowned sparrow expert, avian life history / physiology researcher

Marion Ruth Thompson Fuller Brown (14 may 1917 – 03 jun 2011 | Kansas City MO – York ME) politician, environmental activist, nonprofit Scenic American founder

Marie Smith Jones (14 may 1918 – 21 jan 2008 | Cordova AK – Anchorage AK) Native Eyak Chief, last speaker of Eyak language, grammar / dictionary author and editor

María Irene Fornés (14 may 1930 – Havana, Cuba) lesbian, Cuban-American, avant garde playwright, theatre director, focus on feminism and poverty awareness

Betty Woodman (14 may 1930 – Norwalk CT) ceramic artist, production potter

Karen Pryor (14 may 1932 – US) author, founder / proponent of clicker training, marine mammal / behavioral psychology specialist

Joyce Eliason (14 may 1934 – US) tv screenwriter and producer

Evelyn Murphy (14 may 1940 – Ancón, Panama) US author, politician, first female Lieutenant Governor in Massachusetts, women’s WAGE Project president, resident scholar at Brandeis’ Women’s Studies Research Center

Tania León (14 may 1943 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-American composer, conductor, arts educator and advisor

Nancy Lee Andrews (14 may 1947 – Jersey City NJ) author, photographer, former international model

Mary Morris (14 may 1947 – Chicago IL) author, professor, short fiction writer, travel writer / anthologist

Jill Ellen Stein (14 may 1950 – Chicago IL) author, activist, speaker, politician, physician, researcher, US Green Party Presidential candidate (2012 and 2016) and Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidate (2002 and 2010)

Taaffe O’Connell (14 may 1951 – Providence RI) actress, publisher

Robin Raskin (14 may 1954 – US) author, writer, publisher, tv personality, events and conference creator

Winifred Hervey-Stallworth (14 may 1955 – Lompoc CA) tv screenwriter, producer

Gillian Marucha Bradshaw (14 may 1956 – Falls Church VA) historical / fantasy / science-based novelist for adults and children

Christine Brennan (14 may 1958 – Toledo OH) author, sports columnist, tv / radio commentator, first president of Association for Women in Sports Media

Jane Rachel Brucker (14 may 1958 – Falls Church VA) actress, screenwriter

Debbie Hughes (14 may 1958 – Lexington KY) artist, science fiction / fantasy illustrator

Leanne Banks (14 may 1959 – Roanoke VA) romance novelist

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