09 sep 02 | women.born.today

Lucretia Peabody Hale (02 sep 1820 – 12 jun 1900 | Boston MA – Belmont MA) editor, novelist, journalist, nonfiction author

Anne Whitney (02 sep 1821 – 23 jan 1915 | Watertown MA – Boston MA) poet, sculptor

Lili’uokalani (02 sep 1838 – 11 nov 1917 | Honolulu HI – Honolulu HI) author, songwriter, last Hawaiian monarch / queen regnant

Josephine Emma Curtis Hopkins (02 sep 1849 – 08 apr 1925 | Killingly CT – Killingly CT) author, mystic, feminist, teacher, theologian, spiritual prophet, New Thought leader / organizer

Anna DeCosta Banks (02 sep 1869 – 29 nov 1930 | Charleston SC – Charleston SC) nurse, nursing school superintendent, civic / civil rights activist

Elisabeth Christman (02 sep 1881 – 26 apr 1975 | Germany – Delphi IN) labor activist / reformer, labor newsletter editor, women’s rights activist / advocate

Edith Wilson (02 sep 1896 – 30 mar 1981 | Louisville KY – Chicago IL) singer, actress, social icon, aka Aunt Jemima for Quaker Oats

Jean Van Kirk Dalrymple (02 sep 1902 – 15 nov 1998 | Morristown NJ – New York NY) author, publicist, playwright, theater producer / manager

Evelyn Gentry Hooker (02 sep 1907 – 18 nov 1996 | North Platte NE – Santa Monica CA) author, psychologist, male homosexuality researcher

Ruth Petersson Bancroft (02 sep 1908 – Boston MA) teacher, gardener, landscape architect, created xeric Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek CA (first US garden preserved by The Garden Conservancy)

Marge Champion (02 sep 1919 – Los Angeles CA) dancer, actress, choreographer, née Marjorie Celeste Belcher

Sarai Sherman (02 sep 1922 – 24 oct 2013 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) artist, author, sculptor, ceramicist, feminist, printmaker, abstract expressionist

Cecelia Svinth Carpenter (02 sep 1924 – 25 jun 2010 | Roy WA – Tacoma WA) author, educator, historian, publisher, Nasqually tribe member

Phyllis Noerager Stern (02 sep 1925 – 04 may 2014 | San Carlos CA – Indianapolis IN) nurse, professor, nursing theorist, qualitative researcher, co-founded International Council on Women’s Health, editor-in-chief of journal Health Care for Women International

Virginia [Joan] Bennett Kennedy (02 sep 1936 – Manhattan NY) author, socialite, musician, former model, US political family member

Myrna Kostash (02 sep 1944 – Edmonton, Alberta) author, essayist, journalist, founder / former president of Creative Nonfiction Collective, founding member Periodical Writers’ Association of Canada and Writers’ Guild of Alberta

Marta Kutas (02 sep 1949 – US) professor, cognitive scientist, neurolinguistics innovative researcher

Malika Kalontarova (02 sep 1950 – Stalinabad USSR) Tajik-American dancer, actress, dance teacher, aka Queen of Tajik and Oriental Dance

Joceline Sanschagrin (02 sep 1950 – Montreal, Quebec) author, journalist, researcher, columnist

Margarita Engle (02 sep 1951 – Pasadena CA) Cuban-American writer, botanist, young adult poet / novelist

Leslie Corkill Redlich Cockburn (02 sep 1952 – San Mateo CA) writer, filmmaker

Christina Crosby (02 sep 1953 – Huntingdon PA) author, scholar, professor of English, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Elizabeth A. Birch (02 sep 1956 – Dayton OH) attorney, public speaker, political activist, television talk show host, former board chair for National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, former executive director of Human Rights Campaign

Laura Anne [Lolly] Goulet de Jonge (02 sep 1960 – Canada) filmmaker, family advocate, magazine founder, corporate responsibility practitioner

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