10 oct 12 | women.born.today

Frances Dana Barker Gage (12 oct 1808 – 10 nov 1884 | Marietta OH – Greenwich CT) poet, author, activist, reformer, abolitionist

Augusta Emma Simmons Stetson (12 oct 1842 – 12 oct 1928 | Waldoboro ME – Rochester NY) poet, author, fundraiser, excommunicated Christian Science leader

Julia Richman (12 oct 1855 – 24 jun 1912 | New York NY – at sea near Cherbourg, France) educator, educational reformer

Mabel Thorp Boardman (12 oct 1860 – 17 mar 1946 | Cleveland OH – Washington DC) author, philanthropist, American Red Cross leader

Elvira Sydnor Miller Slaughter (12 oct 1860 – 28 feb 1937 | Virginia US – Louisville KY) poet, author, journalist

Perle Skirvin Reid Mesta (12 oct 1889 – 16 mar 1975 | Sturgis MI – Oklahoma City OK) socialite, ambassador, political hostess, autobiographical author

Jennie Loitman Barron (12 oct 1891 – 28 mar 1969 | Boston MA – Boston MA) judge, lawyer, suffragist, first woman judge appointed for life to Municipal Court in Boston (1937) and to the Massachusetts Superior Court (1959)

Ann Lane Petry (12 oct 1908 – 28 apr 1997 | Old Saybrook CT – Old Saybrook CT) novelist, nonfiction author, newspaper reporter

Dorothy Kathleen May Livesay (12 oct 1909 – 29 dec 1996 | Winnipeg, Manitoba – Victoria, British Columbia) poet

Alice Childress (12 oct 1916 – 14 aug 1994 | Charleston SC – New York NY) actress, playwright

Jean Nidetch (12 oct 1923 – 29 apr 2015 | Brooklyn NY – Parkland FL) cookbook writer, Weight Watchers co-founder, autobiographical author

March Avery (12 mar 1932 – New York NY) American painter

Carolee Schneemann (12 oct 1939 – Fox Chase PA) feminist, visual / performance artist

Joan Fraser (12 oct 1944 – Quebec CAN) former journalist, Canadian Senator

Patricia Roth Schwartz (12 oct 1946 – West Virginia US) poet, editor, playwright, psychotherapist, creative writing teacher

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo (12 oct 1949 – Brooklyn NY) aka Catherine Burroughs, née Alyce Louise Zeoli, spiritual leader / director, social / prison activist, first Western woman named as reincarnated lama

Amy Eilberg (12 oct 1954 – Philadelphia PA) author, social worker, first female rabbi ordained in Conservative Judaism

Elizabeth Potok Ehrlich (12 oct 1954 – Detroit MI) author, biographer, memoirist, journalism professor

Debra Chasnoff (12 oct 1957 – Philadelphia PA) social activist, media producer, documentary filmmaker

Renee Yvette Chenault-Fattah (12 oct 1957 – Littleton CO) news anchor / broadcast journalist

Vanessa Noel (12 oct 1959 – Bryn Mawr PA) hotelier, gallerist, shoe designer, philanthropist

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