09 sep 23 | women.born.today

Sarah Jane Lippincott (23 sep 1823 – 20 apr 1904 | Pompey NY – New Rochelle NY) poet, editor, novelist, essayist, journalist, correspondent, pseudonym Grace Greenwood

Victoria Claflin Woodhull Martin (23 sep 1838 – 09 jun 1927 | Homer OH – Bredon, England) feminist, journalist, stockbroker, suffragist leader, spiritualist healer, newspaper founder, women’s rights activist, first female candidate for US President

Helen Almira Shafer (23 sep 1839 – 20 jan 1894 | Newark NJ – Wellesley MA) mathematician, mathematics professor, women’s college president

Emily Warren Roebling (23 sep 1843 – 28 feb 1903 | Cold Spring NY – Trenton NJ) attorney, social activist, autodidact civil engineer, key figure in Brooklyn Bridge completion

Mary Eliza Church Terrell (23 sep 1863 – 24 jul 1954 | Memphis TN – Annapolis MD) suffragist, civil rights activist / leader, first female African-American college graduate

Mary Mallon (23 sep 1869 – 11 nov 1938 | Cookstown, Ireland – North Brother Island NY) cook, folk figure, typhoid carrier,  aka Typhoid Mary, quarantined / isolated 30+ years

Louise Nevelson (23 sep 1899 – 17 apr 1988 | Perislav, Russian Empire – New York NY) author, sculptor, assemblage artist, née Leah Berliawsky

Katherine Wigmore Eyre (23 sep 1901 – 01 jan 1970 | Los Angeles CA – San Francisco CA) novelist, children’s book author

Jarmila Novotná (23 sep 1907 – 09 feb 1994 | Prague, Czechoslovakia – New York NY) Czech-American, actress, operatic soprano

Blanche Honegger Moyse (23 sep 1909 – 10 feb 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland – Brattleboro VT) violinist, music professor, choral conductor, music center founder / co-founder

Sally Sweetland (23 sep 1911 – 08 feb 2015 | Los Angeles CA – Banning CA) soprano singer, vocal coach, voice teacher

Anita Cornwell (23 sep 1923 – Greenwood SC) feminist author, wrote first collection of essays by African-American lesbian

Marie Cosindas (23 sep 1923 – 25 may 2017 | Boston MA – Boston MA) author, still life / portrait photographer, one of first to use color in photographic works

Alison Mary Jaggar (23 sep 1942 – Sheffield UK) English-born American editor, professor, essayist, co-founder of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Rhonda Lee Oglesby Coullet (23 sep 1945 – Springhill LA) actress, comedian, playwright, singer-songwriter, theater composer

Anne Wheeler (23 sep 1946 – Edmonton, Alberta) film / tv writer, producer, director

Mary Kay Place (23 sep 1947 – Tulsa OK) singer, actress, director, screenwriter

Maggie Anderson (23 sep 1948 – New York NY) Appalachian poet, editor

Marianne Hirsch (23 sep 1949 – Timișoara, Romania) Romanian-American author, professor at Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Barbara E. Mink (23 sep 1953 – Buffalo NY) educator, local politician, abstract painter, founder of Light in Winter Festival [Ithaca NY]

Suzy Spencer (23 sep 1954 – Lufkin TX) author, journalist, true crime writer

Mary Jane Marcasiano (23 sep 1955 – East Hanover NJ) film producer, social entrepreneur, fashion and costume designer

Jennie Shortridge (23 sep 1959 – Grand Forks ND) novelist, musician

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