09 sep 25 | women.born.today

Mercy Otis Warren (25 sep 1728 – 19 oct 1814 | Barnstable MA – Plymouth MA) poet, historian, playwright, political writer, propagandist

Maria Parloa (25 sep 1843 – 21 aug 1909 | Boston MA – Bethel CT) lecturer, cookbook / housekeeping author, cooking school founder, women’s immigrant activist / educator, aka America’s First Celebrity Cook, pioneer home economics / domestic science teacher

Lucy Rebecca Buck (25 sep 1845 – 20 aug 1918 | Warren VA – Front Royal VA) author, Civil War diarist

Vinnie Ream Hoxie (25 sep 1847 – 12 jan 1914 | Madison WI – Washington DC) harpist, sculptor, creator of US Capitol Lincoln Statue, first woman / youngest person to receive government commission for sculpture

Madeline Yale Wynne (25 sep 1847 – 04 jan 1918 | Newport NY – Asheville CA) artist, teacher, metalsmith, philanthropist, short fiction writer, co-founded / leader of Deerfield Society of Arts and Crafts

Leonora Nugent Somerville (25 sep 1863 – 01 sep 1952 | Greenville MS – unknown) suffragist, legislator, child labor activist, educational advocate, temperance union leader, state college promoter, first woman elected to Mississippi Legislature

Lois Lilley Howe (25 sep 1864 – 13 sep 1964 | Cambridge MA – Cambridge MA) MIT artist, drafter, architect, librarian

Kate Shelley (25 sep 1865 – 21 jan 1912 | Loughan, Ireland – Boone IA) farmer, teacher, folk figure, railroad heroine, namesake for Kate Shelley High Bridge and Kate Shelley 400 train

Fannie Fern Phillips Andrews (25 sep 1867 – 24 jan 1950 | Margaretsville, Nova Scotia – Somerville MA) writer, teacher, lecturer, social activist, Peace League founder, peace education advocate

Elizabeth Tuttle Holsman (25 sep 1873 – 04 oct 1956 | Brownville NE – Evanston IL) sculptor, portrait painter

Ruth Ebright Finley (25 sep 1884 – 24 sep 1955 | Mississippi US – Akron OH) editor, author, essayist, journalist, biographer, clairvoyant, quilting historian / ethnographer, psychic phenomena / autobiographical writer

Abreia Mitchell (25 sep 1884 – 16 mar 1960 | New York NY – New York NY) musical stage soprano

Marguerite Zorach (25 sep 1887 – 27 jun 1968 | Santa Rosa CA – New York NY) fauvist painter, textile artist, graphic designer

Margaret Schlauch (25 sep 1898 – 19 jul 1986 | Philadelphia PA – Warsaw, Poland) author, Marxist, political exile, essayist, medieval / Chaucerian / Anglo-Saxon / Old Norse literary scholar

Olive Ann Beech (25 sep 1904 – 06 jul 1993 | Waverly KS – Wichita KS) aviation pioneer, businesswoman

Harriet Hoctor (25 sep 1905 – 09 jun 1977 | Hoosick Falls NY – Arlington VA) dancer, actress, ballerina, dance teacher, choreographer

Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (25 sep 1915 – 19 jun 1953 | New York NY – Ossining NY) folk figure, Communist, convicted spy

Mary Oliver Clabauh Wright (25 sep 1917 – 18 jun 1970 | Tuscaloosa AL – Guildford CT) editor, author, historian, sinologist, Yale’s first female full / tenured professor of arts & sciences

Betty Ballantine (25 sep 1919 – India) editor, author, publisher, sci-fi writer, co-established Bantam Books and Ballantine Books

Annette Bachner (25 sep 1924 – 13 jul 2013 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) first female NBC director, commercials director / producer

Cecile Gray Bazelon (25 sep 1927 – Cleveland OH) visual artist, cityscape / interior / decorative pattern painter

Barbara Walters (25 sep 1929 – Boston MA) author, essayist, memoirist, broadcast journalist, tv host / personality

Francine du Plessix Gray (25 sep 1930 – Warsaw, Poland) American writer, literary critic

Sheila Ortiz Taylor (25 sep 1939 – Los Angeles CA) poet, novelist, literary critic, literature professor

Susan Mesinai (25 sep 1942 – Detroit MI) poet, author, researcher, human rights / disappeared prisoners activist

Eugenia Zukerman (25 sep 1944 – Cambridge MA) flutist, novelist, memoirist, journalist, arts biographer, non-fiction author, classical music correspondent

Judy Rifka (25 sep 1945 – New York NY) painter, video artist

Sharon Josolowitz Wohlmuth (25 sep 1946 – US) author, photographer

Cheryl Tiegs (25 sep 1947 – Breckenridge MN) model, actress, designer, explorer, businesswoman, non-fiction author

Colleen Atwood (25 sep 1948 – Yakima WA) costume designer

Mary Claire [Mimi] Kennedy (25 sep 1948 – Rochester NY) author, actress, screenwriter, progressive political activist

Anne Bogart (25 sep 1951 – Newport RI) author, blogger, essayist, opera / theatre director, graduate directing professor

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger (25 sep 1952 – Baltimore MD) author, American Visionary Art Museum founder / director, intuitive / self-taught artists’ activist / advocate / researcher, aka The P.T. Barnum of Outsider Art

bell hooks (25 sep 1952 – Hopkinsville KY) poet, author, speaker, feminist, social activist, née Gloria Jean Watkins

Cherrie Lawrence Moraga (25 sep 1952 – Whittier CA) poet, Chicana, essayist, playwright, feminist activist

Amina Wadud (25 sep 1952 – Bethesda MD) author, Qur’an scholar, Islamic women’s rights activist / educator

Janette Barber (25 sep 1953 – US) comic, author, tv producer, social activist

Roni Horn (25 sep 1955 – New York NY) sculptor, photographer

Barbara Yeager (25 sep 1958 – US) film / stage actress, dancer, dance teacher, choreographer

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