05 may 27 | women.born.today

Julia Evelina Smith (27 may 1792 – 06 mar 1886 | Glastonbury CT – Hartford CT) author, suffragist, women’s tax / property activist, first female English Bible translator

Amelia Jenks Bloomer (27 may 1818 – 30 dec 1894 | Homer NY – Council Bluffs IA) writer, editor, speaker, publisher, temperance advocate, women’s tax / rights / dress reformer

Julia Ward Howe (27 may 1819 – 17 oct 1910 | New York NY – Portsmouth RI) poet, abolitionist, social activist

May Wright Sewall (27 may 1844 – 22 jul 1920 | Greenfield WI – Indianapolis IN) educator, lecturer, letterist, reformer, suffragist

Alzina Parsons Stevens (27 may 1849 – 03 jun 1900 | Parsonsfield ME – Chicago IL) journalist, labor leader, settlement worker

Victoria Earle Matthews (27 may 1861 – 10 mar 1907 | Fort Valley GA – New York NY) author, activist, essayist, journalist

Isadora Duncan (27 may 1877 – 14 sep 1927 | San Francisco CA – Nice, France) dancer, dance innovator, choreographer, aka Mother of Modern Dance

Jesse Hazel Arms Botke (27 may 1883 – 02 oct 1972 | Chicago IL – Santa Paula CA) artist, painter, noted for bird images and gold leaf highlights

Rachel Louise Carson (27 may 1907 – 14 aug 1964 | Springdale PA – Silver Spring MD) writer, biologist, ecologist, pioneering environmentalist

Lina Pagliughi (27 may 1907 – 02 oct 1980 | Brooklyn NY – Rome NY) operatic soprano

Frances Lasker Brody (27 may 1916 – 12 nov 2009 | Chicago IL – Los Angeles CA) arts advocate / collector /philanthropist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art founding benefactor, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens guiding patron

Francess Georgina Halpenny (27 may 1919 – Ottawa, Ontario) editor, academic, university library science dean

Portia Nelson (27 may 1920 – 06 mar 2001 | Brigham City UT – New York NY) author, actress, singer-songwriter

Inge Morath (27 may 1923 – 30 jan 2002 | Graz, Austria – New York NY) journalist, translator, photographer

Marijane Meaker (27 may 1927 – Auburn NY) novelist, short story writer, children’s author

Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska (27 may 1930 – Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, Quebec) poet, author, novelist, biographer

Linda Pastan (27 may 1932 – New York NY) poet, former Poet Laureate of Maryland

Jane Elliott (27 may 1933 – Riceville IA) author, former schoolteacher, feminist / LGBT activist, diversity trainer / social equality activist

Barbara Boggs Sigmund (27 may 1939 – 10 oct 1990 | New Orleans LA – Princeton NJ) mayor, politician, Womanspace founder, sexual / domestic violence activist

Priscilla Taylor McLean (27 may 1942 – Fitchburg MA) author, composer, performer, video artist, music reviewer

Sue Simmons (27 may 1942 – New York NY) actress, former tv news anchor

Ginette Anfousse (27 may 1944 – Montreal, Quebec) children’s book author / illustrator

Mary Miss (27 may 1944 – New York NY) installation artist, collaborative designer

Jeanne Murray Walker (27 may 1944 – Parkers Prairie MN) poet, playwright

Alma Shealey Adams (27 may 1946 – High Point NC) educator, politician, hat collector, African American Atelier co-founder

Susan Bluestein Davis (27 may 1946 – New York NY) casting director

Alma Guillermoprieto (27 may 1949 – Mexico City, Mexico) author, journalist, memoirist

Norma Jean Almodovar (27 may 1951 – Binghamton NY) author, memoirist, sex worker activist

Susan E. Dudley (27 may 1955 – Massachusetts US) author, academic, regulatory official

Susan C. Herring (27 may 1955 – United States) linguist, non-fiction author, communication scholar

Cynthia McFadden (27 may 1956 – Lewiston ME) author, Crohn’s disease activist, news host / anchor / correspondent

Thalia Assuras (27 may 1957 – London, Ontario) Greek-Canadian news anchor, broadcast journalist

Debra Di Blasi (27 may 1957 – Kirksville MO) author, publisher, screenwriter

Linnea Quigley (27 may 1958 – Davenport IA) model, singer, author, actress, film producer

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