11 nov 27 | women.born.today

Rachel Brooks Gleason (27 nov 1820 – 13 mar 1905 | Winhall VT – Elmire NY) author, physician, hydrotherapist, medical administrator, anti-slavery activist, women’s dress reform advocate, fourth US female to earn medical degree

Adele [Delia] Lindley Straup (27 nov 1866 – 15 sep 1947 | South Bend IN – Sal Lake City UT) educator, American Club Woman

Margaret Ruthven Lang (27 nov 1867 – 29 may 1972 | Boston MA – Boston MA) composer, devotional pamphlet writer / printer / publisher, one of first two US female composers with music performed by American symphony orchestras

Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (27 nov 1875 – 19 dec 1941 | New York NY – New York NY) author, feminist, folklorist, sociologist, anthropologist

Katharine Susan Anthony (27 nov 1877 – 20 nov 1965 | Roseville AR – New York NY) author, feminist, biographer

Leonie von Meusebach-Zesch (27 nov 1882 – 07 jul 1944 | Mason County TX – Oakland CA) memoirist, social activist, pioneer dentist / dental surgeon, mobile dental clinic innovator

Katherine Milhous (27 nov 1894 – 05 dec 1977 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) Quaker, graphic artist, children’s book writer / illustrator

Victorine du Pont Homsey (27 nov 1900 – 06 jan 1998 | Grosse Point MI – Wilmington DE) pioneer landscape designer / female architect, co-founded one of first US wife / husband architectural firms

Elsie de Sola Fox (27 nov 1902 – 05 nov 1993 | Mantanzas, Cuba – Nantucket MA) Cuban-American screenwriter, philanthropist

Adelaide McGuinn Cromwell (27 nov 1919 – Washington DC) author, sociologist, professor emerita, focus on black histories

E. Mavis Hetherington (27 nov 1926 – British Columbia) Canadian-born American author, essayist, psychologist, women’s rights activist, focus on marriage and divorce

Janet Meakin Poor (27 nov 1929 – Cincinnati OH) editor, author, landscape designer / architect

Helen Irene Williams Singleton (27 nov 1932 – Philadelphia PA) speaker, arts advocate, civil rights activist, original Jackson MS Freedom Rider

Gail Henion Sheehy (27 nov 1937 – Mamaroneck NY) author, lecturer, journalist

Marilyn Hacker (27 nov 1942 – Bronx NY) Jewish-American poet, critic, translator, professor

Robin Tolmach Lakoff (27 nov 1942 – Brooklyn NY) author, linguistics professor, gender / language study innovator

Nicole Brossard (27 nov 1943 – Montreal, Quebec) Canadian novelist, formalist poet

Susan Efay [S.E.] Ciriclio (27 nov 1946 – New York NY) educator, photographer, professor

Helen Epstein (27 nov 1947 – Prague, Czechoslovakia) Czech-American journalist, biographer, memoirist

Lotti Golden (27 nov 1949 – New York NY) poet, artist, singer-songwriter, record producer

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (27 nov 1951 – San Carlos CA) tv director, film director  /  producer  /  screenwriter

Melinda M. Snodgrass (27 nov 1951 – Los Angeles CA) tv / print sci-fi writer / story editor

Sheila Copps (27 nov 1952 – Hamilton, Ontario) actress, journalist, former politician, autobiographical author, lifestyle radio show host, political news commentary columnist

Roberta Ivy Shaffer (27 nov 1953 – Oceanside NY) librarian, Director of Law Library of Congress

Martha Louise Olney (27 nov 1956 – Oakland CA) economist, textbook author, permanent adjunct professor of economics

Carolyn Ann [Callie] Khouri (27 nov 1957 – San Antonio TX) Syrian-American feminist lecturer, tv / film director, producer, screenwriter

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (27 nov 1957 – Manhattan NY) author, attorney, diplomat, US Ambassador, political family member

Barbara Brandon-Croft (27 nov 1958 – Brooklyn NY) cartoonist, comic strip illustrator, first nationally syndicated African-American female cartoonist

Aphrodite Jones (27 nov 1959 – Chicago IL) author, reporter, executive producer

Maria Schneider (27 nov 1960 – Windom MN) composer, big band leader, jazz orchestra director, advocate for musicians

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