09 sep 17 | women.born.today

Mercy Ruggles Jackson (17 sep 1802 – 13 dec 1877 | Hardwick MA – Boston MA) writer, lecturer, suffragist, physician, homeopath, girls’ school founder

Cora Frances Stoddard (17 sep 1872 – 13 may 1936 | Dorchester MA – Dorchester MA) author, temperance activist

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (17 sep 1880 – 01 jan 1980) sculptor

Katharine Sergeant Angell White (17 sep 1892 – 20 jul 1977 | Philadelphia PA – Waterbury CT) author, gardener, New Yorker fiction editor

Helen Hemingway Benton (17 sep 1901 – 03 may 1974 | North Haven CT – Phoenix AZ) author, essayist, historian, publisher

Esther Worth Ralston (17 sep 1902 – 14 jan 1994 | Bar Harbor ME – Ventura CA) silent film actress, autobiographical author, aka Jane Carlton

Florence Hawley Ellis (17 sep 1906 – 06 apr 1991 | Cananea Sonora, Mexico – Albuquerque NM) author, archeologist, anthropologist, ethnographer

Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden (17 sep 1907 – 04 jan 2007 | Denver CO – Boulder CO) writer, teacher, botanical artist

Elizabeth Wright Enright Gillham (17 sep 1909 – 06 jun 1968 | Oak Park IL – Wainscott NY) literary critic, children’s book author / illustrator, adult short story writer, creative writing teacher

Jennifer Dickson (17 sep 1936 – South Africa) South African-Canadian lecturer, photographer, cultural practices / garden aesthetics researcher

Deena Metzger (17 sep 1936 – Brooklyn NY) poet, writer, healer, novelist, essayist, counselor, playwright

Cynthia Flood (17 sep 1940 – Toronto, Ontario) novelist, short fiction author

Carol Anne Tavris (17 sep 1944 – Los Angeles CA) skeptic, author, feminist, social psychologist

Beryl Korot (17 sep 1945 – New York NY) author, video artist

Shirley Caldwell Tilghman (17 sep 1946 – Toronto, Ontario) author, scholar, molecular biologist, first female president Princeton University / second Ivy League female university president

Chris Abbott (17 sep 1947 – US) author, tv writer / producer

Gail Carson Levine (17 sep 1947 – New York NY) young adult novelist

Maysoon Pachachi (17 sep 1947 – Iraq) Iraqi-British-American film editor / director / producer, tv / film college training center co-founder

Susan Powers Bourne (17 sep 1951 – Providence RI) poet, artist, editor, author, herstorian

Nancy Reid (17 sep 1952 – Canada) author, theoretical statistician

Josefina Benedetti (17 sep 1953 – New Haven CT) composer, musicologist, choral director

Rita Rudner (17 sep 1953 – Miami FL) author, actress, memoirist, comedienne

Shauna S. Roberts (17 sep 1956 – Beavercreek OH) novelist, short story writer, sci-fi author, science / medical writer

Denise Shull (17 sep 1959 – Akron OH) author, neuroeconomist, motivational speaker, human motivation expert

 

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