12 dec 10 | women.born.today

Caroline Mehitable Fisher Sawyer (10 dec 1812 – 19 may 1894 | Newton MA – Somerville MA) poet, author, essayist, translator, social activist, short fiction writer, headed Youth Department of Universalist Union

Jane McDowell Foster Wiley (10 dec 1829 – 17 jan 1903 | Pittsburgh PA – Pittsburgh PA) folk figure / wife of Stephen Foster, inspiration for song “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”

Emily Dickinson (10 dec 1830 – 15 may 1886 | Amherst MA – Amherst MA) poet

Mary Louisa Parmalee Peebles (10 dec 1833 – 25 apr 1915 | Lansingburgh NY – Lansingburgh NY) children’s author, pen name: Lynde Palmer

Anna Henrietta Mebus Martin (10 dec 1843 – 10 jul 1925 | Germany – Mason County TX) German-American seamstress, entrepreneur, textile trader, Texas rancher, bank owner / founder

Amanda Belle [Anna] Brewster Morgan (10 dec 1844 – 11 jul 1902 | Atlantic City NJ – Topeka KS)

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (10 dec 1850 – 05 aug 1936 | Honesdale PA – Bayside NY) etcher, painter, designer, illustrator, commercial artist

Mary Ellen Bamford (10 dec 1857 – 21 may 1946 | Healdsburg CA – Oakland CA) novelist

Alice MacGowan (10 dec 1858 – 10 mar 1947 | Perrysburg OH – Los Gatos CA) poet, novelist, short fiction writer

Orrie Latham Hatcher (10 dec 1869 – 01 apr 1946 | Petersburg VA – Richmond VA) educator, lecturer, professor, women’s education activist

Victoria Trude Victor Wolff (10 dec 1903 – 16 sep 1992 | Heilbronn, Germany – Los Angeles CA) novelist, essayist, screenwriter, autobiographical author

Agnes Eckhardt Nixon (10 dec 1922 – 28 sep 2016 | Chicago IL – Haverford PA) television writer and producer, aka Queen of Modern American Soap Opera

Carolyn Kizer (10 dec 1925 – 09 oct 2014 | Spokane WA – Sonoma CA) poet, author, feminist

Neena Betty Schwartz (10 dec 1926 – Baltimore MD) author, feminist, LGBT activist, memoirist, endocrinologist, founding member Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Women in Endocrinology cofounder / president

Lila R. Gleitman (10 dec 1929 – Pennsylvania US) linguist, author, academic, language acquisition scholar / expert

Beryl Fox (10 dec 1931 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) film producer, documentary film director

Charlotte Gingras (10 dec 1943 – Quebec City, Quebec) visual artist, schoolteacher, children’s author, young adult novelist

Sharon Lee Percy Rockefeller (10 dec 1944 – Oakland CA) social activist, former WV State First Lady, public broadcast advocate, low-income quilters’ Mountain Artisans founder

Ruth W. Crocker (10 dec 1946 – Mystic CT) author, essayist, memoirist

Kellye Nakahara Wallett (10 dec 1950 – Oahu HI) watercolor artist, former actress, Nurse Kellye in 165 episodes of tv show M*A*S*H

Jan Lisa Huttner (10 dec 1951 – Newark NJ) film critic, feminist, columnist, journalist, women artists’ activist / advocate

Julianne Baird (10 dec 1952 – Statesville NC) operatic soprano, voice teacher, Baroque work specialist

Janny Wurts (10 dec 1953 – Bryn Mawr PA) fantasy novelist / illustrator

Marie Bountrogianni (10 dec 1956 – Hamilton, Ontario) Greek-Canadian academic, politician, psychologist, university dean, former Royal Ontario Museum president / director

Jacquelyn [Jackie] Mitchard (10 dec 1956 – Chicago IL) author, journalist

Mariann Edgar Budde (10 dec 1959 – New Jersey US) author, Episcopal diocesan bishop

Laurie Anne  Helgoe (10 dec 1960 – Billings MT) psychologist, non-fiction author, personality development / psychology of desire specialist