Women.Born.Alive | 06.18

18 jun 1803 Jane Lampton Clemens
Jane Lampton Clemens (18 jun 1803 – 27 oct 1890 | Columbia KY – Keokuk IA) literary family figure, mother of Samuel Clemens, portrayed as Aunt Polly in Tom Sawyer | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
18 jun 1811 Frances [Fanny] Sargent Osgood
Frances [Fanny] Sargent Locke Osgood (18 jun 1811 – 12 may 1850 | Boston MA – New York NY) poet, author, letter correspondent | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
18 jun 1827 Helen Hinsdale Rich
Helen Hinsdale Rich (18 jun 1827 – 04 sep 1914 | Antwerp NY – St. Joseph MO) poet, lecturer, suffragist, women’s rights activist, temperance worker, short fiction writer, aka Poet of the Adirondacks, first woman to stand for woman suffrage in St. Lawrence County NY | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Edith Brake West (18 jun 1885 – ???? | Fowler IN – ????) educator, club woman,  conducted ground-breaking survey of county organizations, survey recognized / supported by National Federation of Women’s Clubs

Laura Adeline Muntz Lyall (18 jun 1860 – 09 dec 1930 | Radford, England – Toronto, Canada) visual artist

Carolyn Wells (18 jun 1862 – 26 mar 1942 | Rahway NJ – New York NY) poet, author

Fannie Pearson Hardy Eckstorm (18 jun 1865 – 31 dec 1946 | Brewer ME – Brewer ME) author, folklorist, ornithologist

Blanche Yurka (18 jun 1887 – 06 jun 1974 | Bohemia – New York NY) actress, opera singer, director, playwright, autobiographical author

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (18 jun 1889 – 07 feb 1955 | Brooklyn NY – Bronx NY) detective novelist, short story writer

Louise Hall Tharp (18 jun 1898 – 02 may 1992 | Oneonta NY – Fairfield CT) lecturer, children’s author, historical biographer, national Girl Scouts leader / editor

Gwen Dew (18 jun 1903 – 17 jun 1993 | Albion MI – Scottsdale AZ) author, journalist, photographer, world traveler

Jeanette Anna MacDonald (18 jun 1903 – 14 jan 1965 | Philadelphia PA – Houston TX) actress, operatic soprano, autobiographical author, WWII Women’s Voluntary Services co-founder

Gertrude Moltke Bernard (18 jun 1906 – 17 jun 1986 | Mattawa, Ontario – Kamloops, BC, Canada) aka Anahareo, Mohawk-Iroquois writer, animal rights activist, conservationist

Ester Evalyn Sera Owen Bowen (18 jun 1911 – 1999 | Wales UK – Nova Scotia, Canada) actor, writer, playwright, drama teacher, organized / directed the first all Negro drama group in Canada

Françoise Loranger 18 jun 1913 – 05 apr 1995 | Saint-Hilaire, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) author, feminist, playwright, radio producer, theatrical writer

Sylvia Field Porter (18 jun 1913 – 05 jun 1991 | Patchogue NY – Pound Ridge NY) author, journalist, columnist, economist, radio personality

Mary Ward Brown (18 jun 1917 – 14 may 2013 | Hamburg AL – Marion AL) novelist, short fiction writer

Elisabeth Waldo Denzel (18 jun 1918 – Tacoma WA) violinist, composer, songwriter, conductor, ethnomusicologist, exotica music genre pioneer

Gail Kathleen Godwin (18 jun 1937 – Birmingham AL) novelist, short story writer, single non-fiction author

Genevieve Madline Knight ((18 jun 1939 – Brunswick GA) African-American mathematician, mathematics educator and professor

Jill Gibson (18 jun 1942 – Los Angeles CA) painter, sculptor, photographer, singer-songwriter

Chellis Glendinning (18 jun 1947 – Cleveland OH) essayist, political activist, retired psychotherapist, creative nonfiction author

Sherry Turkle (18 jun 1948 – New York NY) author, academic, human-technology interaction specialist

Martha Sonntag Bradley-Evans (18 jun 1951 – Salt Lake City UT) author, academic, Mormon feminist, planning and architecture professor, former president of Mormon History Association

Shirley Cheechoo (18 jun 1952 – Eastmain, Quebec) Cree writer, actress, producer, director, visual artist, aka Cactus Rose

Roberta H. Martinez (18 jun 1952 – Los Angeles CA) Latino heritage activist historian, independent writer / researcher / consultant

Cosette [Cosy] Renee Simon (18 jun 1953 – US) politician, philanthropist, business leader, first female mayor of Fort Wayne IN

Velma Maia Thomas (18 jun 1955 – Detroit MI) author, historian, academic, heritage preservationist, ordained minister at Church of the Black Madonna, created Black Holocaust Exhibit, focus on slavery / emancipation / African-American history

Cynthia Ann Mort (18 jun 1956 – Detroit MI) television screenwriter / director / producer

Marsha Garces Williams (18 jun 1956 – Milwaukee WI) painter, former nanny, film producer, philanthropist, past personal assistant to former husband Robin Williams

Desirée Glapion Rogers (18 jun 1959 – New Orleans LA) business executive, CEO Johnson Publishing Company, former / first African-American White House Social Secretary during Obama administration,

Barbara Broccoli (18 jun 1960 – Los Angeles CA) former assistant director, film / stage play producer, known for work on James Bond film series

Nicole Peyrafitte (18 jun 1960 – Luchon, France) performance artist, art / food / ecology blogger

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Women.Born.Alive | 06.17

17 jun 1865 Susan LaFlesche Picotte
Susan LaFlesche Picotte (17 jun 1865 – 18 sep 1915 | Omaha Reservation NE – Walthill NE) doctor, reformer, children’s health activist, first female Native American trained physician, founded first hospital on Omaha reservation | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
17 jun 1876 Mary Inda Hussey
Mary Inda Hussey (17 jun 1876 – 20 jun 1952 | New Vienna OH – Andover MA) author, essayist, linguist, translator, professor, Assyriologist | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
17 jun 1892 Margaret Fuller Boos
Margaret Fuller Boos (17 jun 1892 – 20 aug 1978 | Beatrice NE – Denver CO) hiker, geologist, science teacher, professor of geology, fieldwork focus on pegmatite geology,  aka Petroluem’s First Lady, first female ranger-naturalist at Rocky Mountain National Park | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

Anna Marion Hilliard (17 jun 1902 – 15 jul 1958 | Morrisburg, Ontario – Toronto, Canada) author, essayist, ob-gyn physician, simplified Pap test innovator

Ruth Graves Wakefield (17 jun 1903 – 10 jan 1977 | East Walpole MA – Plymouth MA) cook, cookbook author, Tollhouse cookie inventor / purveyor

Trude Weiss-Rosmarin (17 jun 1908 – 26 jun 1989 | Frankfurt, Germany – Santa Monica CA) writer, editor, scholar, feminist activist, School of the Jewish Woman in NYC, founded and edited [for 50 years] the Jewish Spectator quarterly magazine

June Carr Ormond (17 jun 1912 – 14 jul 2006 | Reading PA — Nashville TN) actress, vaudeville comedienne, independent filmmaker, production company founder

Edith Roosevelt Derby Williams (17 jun 1917 – 08 jun 2008 | New York NY – Vashon Island WA) historian, conservationist, US Presidential granddaughter

Margaret Ray Ringenbert (17 jun 1921 – 28 jul 2008 | Fort Wayne IN – Oshkosh WI) author, aviator, spokesperson, WWII Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP)

Toshiko Takaezu (17 jun 1922 – 09 mar 2011 | Pepeekeo HI – Honolulu HI) painter, ceramic artist

Hannah Bergman-Eastermann (17 jun 1925 – 05 dec 1981 | Hamburg, Germany – New York NY) German-American author, scholar of romance languages, 17th-century Spanish theatre specialist

Mignon Dunn (17 jun 1928 – Memphis TN) dramatic mezzo-soprano, voice teacher / coach / judge, faculty member Manhattan School of Music

Rosemary Brown (17 jun 1930 – 26 apr 2003 | Kingston, Jamaica – Vancouver, British Columbia) politician, social worker, women’s studies professor, first black woman elected to Canadian Legislature, former Chief Commissioner of Ontario Human Rights Commission

Paule Bayard (17 jun 1931 – 29 nov 1975 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Canada) actress, puppeteer, voice actress

Margaret [Peggy] Seeger (17 jun 1935 –New York NY ) author, folksinger, multi-instrumentalist

Linda Lou Chavez (17 jun 1947 – Albuquerque NM) author, politician, columnist, commentator, radio talk show host

Karen L. Gould (17 jun 1948 – San Francisco CA) scholar, non-fiction author, former academic dean, first female President of Brooklyn College

Jacqueline Jones (17 jun 1948 – Delaware US) author, professor, biographer, social historian, race / class / feminist economics specialist

Jill Barnett (17 jun 1949 – California US) romance novelist, women’s fiction author

Anne Louise Kuljian (17 jun 1949 – Los Angeles CA) film set decorator

Starhawk (17 jun 1951 – Saint Paul MN) author, teacher, activist, born Miriam Siros, ecofeminist / feminist Neopaganism theorist

Carol Wax (17 jun 1953 – New York NY) artist, author, printmaker, art historian, mezzotint specialist expert

Jane L. Delgado (17 jun 1953 – Havana, Cuba) author, clinical psychologist, health care advocate

Lori Lipman Brown (17 jun 1958 – New York US) lawyer, lobbyist, educator, state senator, secular activist, social worker supporter

Carol Anderson (17 jun 1959 – US) author, academic, professor, research focus on public policy with regards to race, justice, and equality, board member of National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)

Glenda Maria Henson (17 jun 1960 – United States) editor, journalist, journalism professor, university administrator

Women.Born.Alive | 06.16

16 jun 1738 Mary Catherine Goddard
Mary Katherine Goddard (16 jun 1738 – 12 aug 1816 | Groton CT – Baltimore MD) editor, printer, publisher, Baltimore MD Post Office postmistress, first newspaper publisher in Providence RI, first to print US Declaration of Independence with names of signatories| women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

16 jun 1836 Jane [Jenny] Marsh Parker
Jane [Jenny] Marsh Parker (16 jun 1836 – 13 mar 1913 | Milan NY –  Rochester NY) fiction / nonfiction author| women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
16 jun 1859 Belle Brezing
Belle Breezing (16 jun 1859 – 11 aug 1940 | Lexington KY – Lexington KY) madam, folk figure, aka The American Magdalene, basis for Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind [Brezing’s name had one ‘e’ — except on her headstone] | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
Sarah Margaret Armour Robertson (16 jun 1891 – 06 dec 1948 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) painter, member of Beaver Hall Hill Group / Canadian Group of Painters

Jennie Grossinger (16 jun 1892 – 20 nov 1972 | Baligrod, Austria-Hungary – Grossinger NY) hotelier, restaurateur, cookbook author

Ellen Dorothy Schulz Quillin (16 jun 1892 – 06 may 1970 | Saginaw MI – San Antonio TX) author, botanist, educator, museum director

Maria Caselotti (16 jun 1893 – 18 jun 1961 | Naples, Italy – Los Angeles CA) concert singer, voice artist / teacher

India Edwards (16 jun 1895 – 14 jan 1990 | Chicago IL – Sebastopol CA) politician, suffragist, memoirist, former Vice Chairwoman of US Democratic National Committee

Marita [Marieta] Bonner (16 jun 1899 – 06 dec 1971 | Boston MA – Chicago IL) writer, essayist, playwright

Olga A. Markov (16 jun 1899 – 28 jan 1961 | unknown – Los Angeles CA) poet, singer, writer

Helen Francesca Traubel (16 jun 1899 – 28 jul 1978 | St Louis MO – Santa Monica CA) dramatic operatic soprano / concert singer

Eleanore Lockspeiser (16 jun 1900 – 25 mar 1986 | New York NY – New York NY) painter

Barbara Eleanor McClintock (16 jun 1902 – 02 sep 1992 | Hartford CT – Huntington NY) scientist, cytogeneticist, Nobel Prize Winner

Edna Rudolph Beilenson (16 jun 1909 – 28 feb 1981 | New York NY – New York NY) author, publisher, typographer, typesetter, book designer, fine press printer, cook book author, co-proprietor / then sole proprietor of Peter Pauper Press, co-founder of Distaff Press, founder / leader of women’s fine press group The Distaff Side

Cleo Rickman Fitch (16 jun 1910 – 05 jan 1995 | Carlsbad TX – Manhattan NY) author, archaeologist, research focus on Roman lamps

Eleanor Blum Sokoloff (16 jun 1914 – Cleveland OH) classic pianist, piano teacher, faculty member at Curtis Institute of Music

Katharine Meyer Graham (16 jun 1917 – 17 jul 2001 | New York NY – Boise ID) memoirist, newspaper publisher

Valerie Allen Marland (16 jun 1917 – 22 oct 1977 | Lacon IL – Barrington IL) First Lady of West Virginia (1953-1957), high school English teacher

Frances Flynn Alexander (16 jun 1919 – 15 may 2010 | Salem MA – Beverly MA) educator, state politician, civic / social activist, WWII General Electric factory worker, founded / directed Mrs. Alexander’s [Nursery] School

Isabelle Christian Holland (16 jun 1920 – 09 feb 2002 | Basel, Switzerland – New York NY) children’s / adult fiction author

Bebe Baron (16 jun 1925 – 20 apr 2008 | Minneapolis MN – Beverly Hills CA) composer, electronic music pioneer, born Charlotte May Wind

Marilyn Van Derbur (16 jun 1937 – Denver CO) author, incest survivor, motivational speaker, founded Survivor United Network, former Miss Colorado / Miss America, memoir recognized widely as best-written book / text on dissociation

Joyce Carol Oates (16 jun 1938 – Lockport NY) poet, editor, novelist, professor, playwright, literary critic, short fiction writer

Thea Ruth Zitzner White (16 jun 1940 – Newark NJ) voice actress, public librarian, outreach specialist

Alice R. Ballard (16 jun 1945 – Florence SC) ceramicist

Kalli Dakos (16 jun 1950 – Ottawa, Ontario) teacher, children’s poet

Hilary Labow Farr (16 jun 1952 – Toronto, Ontario) tv show host, interior designer

Valerie Mahaffey (16 jun 1953 – Sumatra, Indonesia) producer, character actress

Nancy Ganz (16 jun 1955 – Hewlett NY) fashion designer, undergarment entrepreneur, founder / former president of Bodyslimmers, created GashionFantasyGame.com business education / entertainment game

Alison Gopnik (16 jun 1955 – Philadelphia PA) author, columnist, philosopher, psychologist

Jacqueline Jill Robinson (16 jun 1955 – Langley, British Columbia) editor, teacher, fiction / creative non-fiction author

Desirée Glapion Rogers (16 jun 1959 – New Orleans LA) author, magazine publisher, modern art advocate

Women.Born.Alive | 06.15

15 jun 1835 Adah Isaacs Menken
Adah Isaacs Menken (15 jun 1835 – 10 aug 1868 | New Orleans LA – Paris, France) poet, painter, actress, journalist, née Dolores Adios Fuertes, highest earning actress of her time | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
15 jun 1837 Kate Elizabeth Duval Hughes
Kate Elizabeth Duval Hughes (15 jun 1837 – ???? | Philadelphia PA – ????) author, inventor, translator, US government clerk, Catholic youth writer, invented / patented Combined Window-Sash Fasteners and Holders, created ointment for skin diseases after rediscovering the art of extracting frankincense essential oil | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
15 jun 1861 Ernestine Rossler Schumann-Heink
Ernestine Rössler Schumann-Heink (15 jun 1861 – 17 nov 1936 | Liebe, Bohemia – Hollywood CA) operatic contralto, historical preservationist, WWII US supporter / fundraiser / entertainer | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

Grace Hall Hemingway (15 jun 1872 – 28 jun 1951 | Chicago IL – Oak Park IL) painter, opera singer, music teacher, mother of author Ernest Hemingway

Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter (15 jun 1876 – 26 apr 1963 | Towanda PA – Princeton NJ) author, pioneering translator of Thomas Mann’s works

Malvina Cornell Hoffman (15 jun 1885 – 10 jul 1966 | New York NY – New York NY) author, memoirist, salon hostess, figurative sculptor, WWII Red Cross activist

Fay Babcock (15 jun 1895 – 12 nov 1970 | San Francisco CA – Los Angeles CA) pioneering female Hollywood film set decorator

Elinore Morehouse Herrick (15 jun 1895 – 11 oct 1964 | New York NY – Chapel Hill NC) journalist, labor relations specialist

Helen Cordero (15 jun 1915 – 24 jul 1994 | Cochiti Pueblo NM – Cochiti Pueblo NM) potter, storyteller pottery figurines inventor / innovator

Lillian Bassman (15 jun 1917 – 13 feb 2012 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) painter, fashion photographer

Elizabeth Florence Colson (15 jun 1917 – 03 aug 2016 | Hewitt MN – Monze, Zambia) author, social anthropologist, professor emerita

Naomi Gilpatrick (15 jun 1918 – 05 jun 2011 | Holyoke MA – Rockport MA) author, novelist, professor

Eudorah Moore (15 jun 1918 – 20 apr 2013 | Denver CO – Pasadena CA) curator, patron of arts, craft-as-art advocate, revolutionized California design

Amy Clampitt (15 jun 1920 – 10 sep 1994 | New Providence IA – Lenox MA) poet, author

Carol Fox (15 jun 1926 – 21 jul 1981 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) opera impresario, co-founder Lyric Opera of Chicago

Nataliei Leota Henderson (15 jun 1927 – 22 jul 1987 |Oberlin OH – Philadelphia PA) concert pianist, music educator / lecturer, first black female instrumental soloist in regular series of major US symphony

Betty Ren Wright (15 jun 1927 – 31 dec 2013 | Wakefield MI – Racine WI) children’s author, ghost story writer

Jean Porter Hester (15 jun 1929 – Big Spring TX) author, essayist, physician, professor, focus on cancer therapy research, co-developed computerized blood cell separator

Patricia Nell Warren (15 jun 1936 – Helena MT) poet, novelist, journalist

Lola Lemire Tostevin (15 jun 1937 – Timmins, Ontario) poet, novelist, feminist, literary critic

Lee Shallat Chemel (15 jun 1943 – Los Angeles CA) television producer, tv  / film director

Marideth Sisco (15 jun 1943 – Butterfield MO) singer, journalist

Stephanie Kugelman (15 jun 1947 – Nyack NY) philanthropist, consultant to Women for Women International, retired advertising executive / branding expert / executive mentor

Dava Sobel (15 jun 1947 – Bronx NY) biographer, science-based non-fiction author

Sandra [Sandy] Froman (15 jun 1949 – San Francisco CA) author, attorney, speaker, lobbysit, gun rights advocate, past president of National Rifle Association

Jane Ellen Amsterdam (15 jun 1951 – Philadelphia PA) pioneering editor, founding editor of Manhattan inc, retired magazine / newspaper editor, first female editor of major NYC newspaper the New York Post

Ana Castillo (15 jun 1953 – Chicago IL) poet, editor, novelist, essayist, translator, playwright, short story writer, independent scholar

Marjorie Agosin (15 jun 1955 – Maryland US) poet, essayist, fiction writer, activist, professor, Chilean-American, Chilean women’s rights activist / advocate

Polly Carey Draper (15 jun 1955 – Gary IN) writer, actress, producer, director

Ava Cadell (15 jun 1956 – Budapest, Hungary) writer, producer, speaker, former actress, sexuality therapist, PhDs in human behavior / education in human sexuality

Sharon Veronica LaFraniere (15 jun 1957 – Detroit MI) journalist, investigative reporter, national newspaper acting deputy editor

Leslie McGrath (15 jun 1957 – Bridgeport CT) poet, educator, former editor online arts journal Drunken Boat

Tamiko Thiel (15 jun 1957 – United States) collaborative author, site specific installation artist, focus on the interplay of place / space / the body / cultural identity

Mary Hall Surface (15 jun 1958 – Bowling Green KY) playwright, theater director

Eileen Marie Davidson (15 jun 1959 – Artesia CA) actress, mystery novelist

Women.Born.Alive | 06.14

14 jun 1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (14 jun 1811 – 01 jul 1896 | Litchfield CT – Hartford CT) poet, author, abolitionist, social reformer  | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
14 jun 1816 Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler
Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler (14 jun 1816 – 29 dec 1889 | New York NY – Montgomery AL) political family member, White House hostess / de facto First Lady for father-in-law US President John Tyler | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
14 jun 1849 Sigourney Trask
Sigourney Trask (14 jun 1849 – 20 mar 1936 | Spring Creek PA – Barcroft VA) physician, Methodist Episcopal Church missionary, first female missionary doctor at Foochow, China | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

Ruth Imogen Stout (14 jun 1884 – 22 aug 1980 | Topeka KS – Redding CT) memoirist, nonfiction author, no-work gardening expert / innovator

May Hogan Cambern (14 jun 1901 – 25 jun 1988 | Fort Worth TX – Phoenix AZ) author, harpist, composer

Louise Dickinson Rich (14 jun 1903 – 09 apr 1991 | Huntington MA – Mattapoisett MA) novelist, essayist, memoirist, autobiographical author

Margaret Bourke-White (14 jun 1904 – 27 aug 1971 | Bronx NY – Stamford CT) photographer, photojournalist, autobiographical author

Julia Caroline Butler Hansen (14 jun 1907 – 03 may 1988 | Portland OR – Cathlamet WA) children’s author, first WA State Democratic Congresswoman

Jane Sherman (14 jun 1908 – 16 mar 2010 | Beloit WI – Englewood NJ) poet, editor, writer, dancer, composer, performer

Winifred Milius Lubell (14 jun 1914 – 03 jan 2012 | New York NY – Provincetown MA) artist, writer, illustrator, social / political activist

Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter (14 jun 1915 –Medford OR) dancer, model, huntress, marketer, promoter, educator, commercial pilot, philanthropist

Mary Aydelotte Rice Marshall (14 jun 1921 – 09 oct 1992 | Cook County IL – Arlington VA) economist, civic activist, Virginia state politician

June Shagaloff Alexander (14 jun 1928 – New York NY) civil rights activist, child welfare advocate, active NAACP member

Lensey Chao Namioka (14 jun 1929 – Beijing, China) Chinese-born American mathematician, children’s author

Vivian Gornick (14 jun 1935 – Bronx NY) critic, biographer, essayist, memoirist, non-fiction author

Mary E. Kramer (14 jun 1935 – Burlington IA) teacher, politician, diplomat, US Ambassador to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean

Mary Frances Early (14 jun 1936 – Atlanta GA) music teacher and professor, supervisor / music coordinator of Atlanta Public Schools, first African-American to earn degree from University of Georgia, first African-American president of Georgia Music Educators Association

Carolyn Talcott (14 jun 1941 – Caldwell ID) editor, author, professor, computer scientist

Gail R. Wilensky (14 jun 1943 – US) author, health economist, former director of Medicare, known for Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere)

Joyce Dickerson (14 jun 1945 – Savannah GA) author, women’s advocate, South Carolina politician

Jill Nelson (14 jun 1952 – Harlem NY) journalist, memoirist, nonfiction author, journalism professor, autobiographical author

Sharon Begley (14 jun 1956 – Englewood NJ) author, journalist, senior science writer

Joyce Evans (14 jun 1956 – Washington DC) news anchor / reporter, broadcast journalist, member of National Association of Black Journalists

Mona Elizabeth Jandali Simpson (14 jun 1957 – Green Bay WI) novelist, essayist, professor

Pamela Oshry Geller (14 jun 1958 – Hewlett Harbor NY) author, editor, blogger, commentator, political activist

Wafa Sultan (14 jun 1958 – Baniyas, Syria) author, psychiatrist, Muslim critic, political commentator

Women.Born.Alive | 06.13

13 jun 1807 Julia Brace
Julia Brace (13 jun 1807 – 12 aug 1884 | Newington CT – Bloomfield CT) nurse, deafblind from childhood typhus fever, developed her own system of signing, studied and worked at American School for the Deaf | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
13 jun 1840 Mary Lydia Bolles Branch
Mary Lydia Bolles Branch (13 jun 1840 – 17 apr 1922 | New London CT – New London CT) children’s author / short story writer | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
13 jun 1846 Sallie Swepson Sims Southall Cotten
Sallie Swepson Sims Southall Cotten (13 jun 1846 – 04 may 1929 | Lawrenceville VA – Winchester MA) poet, author, speaker, educator, historian, civic activist, North Carolina Woman’s Club leader | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

Christine Terhune Herrick (13 jun 1859 – 02 dec 1944 | Newark NJ – Washington DC) cook, journalist, magazine writer, prolific cookbook author

Alice Stebbins Wells (13 jun 1873 – 17 aug 1957 | Manhattan KS – Los Angeles CA) Pentecostal minister, first US female police officer, LAPD historian, international policewoman’s organization founder / president / promoter

Lois Weber (13 jun 1879 – 13 nov 1939 | Allegheny PA – Hollywood CA) actress, screenwriter, film director / producer, aka most important US female director

Mary Antin (13 jun 1881 – 15 may 1949 | Polotsk, Belarus – Suffern NY) author, autobiographer, immigration rights activist

Mary Maguire Colum (13 jun 1884 – 22 oct 1957 | Collooney, Ireland – New York NY) Irish-American author, translator, literary critic, The Irish Review co-founder

Miriam Look MacMillan (13 jun 1905 – 18 aug 1987 | Clinton MA – Provincetown MA) author, curator, explorer, photographer, school founder

Mary Jane Manigault (13 jun 1913 – 08 nov 2010 | Mount Pleasant SC – Mount Pleasant SC) sweet grass basket weaver

Carolyn Elizabeth Creighton Long (13 jun 1915 – 03 oct 1991 | Cambridge MD – Cambridge MD) operatic soprano and concert singer

Eleanor Callahan (13 jun 1916 – 28 feb 2012 | Royal Oak MI – Atlanta GA) photographic muse / model, secretary / business manager

Elizabeth Stevenson (13 jun 1919 – 30 jul 1999 | Decatur GA – Decatur GA) author, biographer

Margaret Birch (13 jun 1921 – Leamington, Ontario) politician, child care activist, first female cabinet minister in Ontario

Vivian Leona Mead Caver (13 jun 1928 – Tennessee US) human rights activist, former WA State politician

Vernice Doris Ferguson (13 jun 1928 – 08 dec 2012 | Fayetteville NC – Washington DC) nurse, author, professor healthcare executive, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center department head, nurse executive with US Department of Veteran Affairs

Cécile Cloutier (13 jun 1930 – Quebec City, Quebec) poet, writer, educator

Jean Jay Macpherson (13 jun 1931 – 21 mar 2012 | London UK – Toronto CA) lyric poet, scholar

Joan Hohl (13 jun 1935 – Pennsylvania US) romance novelist, aka Paula Roberts, Amii Lorin

Eleanor Holmes Norton (13 jun 1937 – Washington DC) author, politician, commentator, civil rights activist

Marie Fajardo Ragghianti (13 jun 1942 – Florida US) journalist, criminal justice consultant, domestic abuse survivor, parole board administrator, whistleblower who exposed Tennessee Governor’s clemency for cash scandal

Nina Lilian Etkin (13 jun 1948 – 26 jan 2009 | New York NY – Honolulu HI) author, biologist, essayist, anthropologist, specialist in ethnobotany / economic botany / ethnopharmacology

Ann Druyan (13 jun 1949 – Queens NY) author, activist, producer, co-writer of PBS Cosmos television series, specialist in communication of science, Creative Director of NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Message Project

Karen Heuler (13 jun 1949 – Brooklyn NY) dark fantasy / science fiction novelist and short fiction writer

Marie Antoinette Endico Fugett (13 jun 1950 – New Rochelle NY) sketch artist, photographer, watercolor artist

Darcel Leonard Wynne (13 jun 1951 – Pittsburgh PA) author, dancer, producer, choreographer

Barbara Thompson (13 jun 1952 – San Luis Obispo CA) former member LDS Relief Society, Utah Department of Human Services worker, executive director of The Christmas Box International organization serving abused and/or neglected children

Mara Liasson (13 jun 1955 – New York NY) political pundit, broadcast journalist, freelance tv / radio reporter

Carol Twombly (13 jun 1959 – Concord MA) beader, fiber artist, sketch artist, typographer, basket maker, former digital font designer for Adobe

Women.Born.Alive | 06.12

12 jun 1889 Lilian Jeannette Rice
Lilian Jeannette Rice (12 jun 1889 – 22 dec 1938 | National City CA – Rancho Santa Fe CA) pioneering female eco-conscious architect | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
12 jun 1890 Lela Campbell Murray
Lela Campbell Murray (12 jun 1890 – 18 mar 1949 | Kentucky US – San Bernardino CA) social / civil rights activist, African-American dude ranch co-owner / manager | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

 

 

 

12 jun 1892 Djuna Barnes
Djuna Barnes (12 jun 1892 – 18 jun 1982 | Cornwall-on-Hudson NY – New York NY) poet, writer, journalist, illustrator, memoirist, playwright, sketch artist | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

Viola Blanche Evans Dean (12 jun 1892 – 31 may 1974 | Clay County AL – Goodwater AL) teacher, author, naturalist, illustrator, conservationist

Anni Albers (12 jun 1899 – 09 may 1994 | Berlin, German Empire – Orange CT) author, weaver, Bauhaus graduate, printmaker, mixed media artist, German-American textile artist, born Annelise Elsa Frieda Fleischmann, founded Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

Mary-Louise Fitkin Hooper (12 jun 1907 – 14 aug 1987 | Swampscott MA – Klamath Falls OR)  writer, editor, heiress, civil rights / anti-apartheid activist

Shirley Ulmer (12 jun 1914 – 06 jul 2000 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) author, screenwriter, aka Sherle Castle

Uta Thyra Hagen (12 jun 1919 – 14 jan 2004 | Göttingen, Germany – New York NY) author, stage actress, drama teacher

Anne Noggle (12 jun 1922 – 16 aug 2005 | Evanston IL – Albuquerque NM) aviator, author, biographer, photographer

Susan Fenimore Cooper Weil (12 jun 1922 – 20 apr 2013 | New York NY – Cooperstown NY) artist, skier, animal activist

Adele Carolyn Morales Mailer (12 jun 1925 – 22 nov 2015 | New York NY – New York NY) painter, memoirist

Anna P. Baker (12 jun 1928 – 28 feb 1985 | London, Ontario – Kingston, Canada) visual artist / teacher

Mary J. Murray LeMessurier (12 jun 1929 – Montreal, Quebec) social activist, former provincial politician

Barbara Clementine Harris (12 jun 1930 – Philadelphia PA) retired Anglican bishop, civil rights activist, first ordained female Anglican Communion bishop, executive director Episcopal Church Publishing Company

Joan Gilbert Peyser  (12 jun 1930 – 24 apr 2011 | New York NY – New York NY) author, biographer, musicologist

Barbara Hillary (12 jun 1931 – Manhattan NY) climber, adventurer, civic activist, gerontology nurse, founding editor of The Peninsula Magazine, first African-American woman to reach both the North Pole (age 75 in 2007) and the South Pole (age 79 in 2011)

María Cordero Hardy (12 jun 1932 – San Juan, Puerto Rico) aka Mary Hardy, scientist, educator, physiologist, vitamin E researcher

Barbara Stander Uehling (12 jun 1932 – US) author, educator, university chancellor and administrator, first woman in US to lead a land-grant university

Edwina [Eddy] Panzer Dalton (12 jun 1936 – New York NY) former First Lady of Virginia, former Virginia State Senator

Helen Lester (12 jun 1936 – Evanston IL) children’s author

Joan Claybrook (12 jun 1937 – Baltimore MD) lawyer, civic activist, former president of Public Citizen, former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Rosalyn [Ros] Fraad Baxandall (12 jun 1939 – 13 oct 2015 | New York NY – New York NY) author, feminist, women’s activism historian

Brenda Hosbrook Carlin (12 jun 1939 – 11 may 1997 | Dayton OH – Los Angeles CA) writer, actress, comedic consultant

Louisette Dussault (12 jun 1940 – Thetford Mines, Quebec) actor, writer, feminist, performance artist

Susan Engberg (12 jun 1940 – Dubuque IA) novelist, short fiction author

Lori Copeland (12 jun 1941 – Springfield MO) serial romance novelist

Gillian Catherine Gill (12 jun 1942 – Cardiff, Wales) author, academic, biographer, Welsh-American

Margaret H. Lippert (12 jun 1942 – Philadelphia PA) author, folklorist, storyteller

Frances Ann [Fran] Williams Reed (12 jun 1943 – 11 sep 2008 | La Jolla CA – Anchorage AK) artist, weaver, professor, fiber artist, natural basket maker

Susan Margaret Watkins (12 jun 1943 – Jacksonville FL) author, professor emerita, founded academic field of functional apparel design

Margaret [Peggy] Phelan (12 jun 1948 – New York NY) author, essayist, feminist scholar, focus on performance as a live event, co-founder of Performance Studies International, former chair of NYU’s Department of Performance Studies

Angela Lanfranchi (12 jun 1950 – US) researcher, pro-life activist, breast cancer surgeon, co-founder / president of Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

Sonia Manzano (12 jun 1950 – New York NY) actress, tv writer, children’s book author

Marilee Jones (12 jun 1951 – United States) author, forged academic record, former dean of MIT admissions

Lindsay Barrett George (12 jun 1952 – Dominican Republic) children’s author, illustrator

Patricia Fiorello Russo (12 jun 1952 – Trenton NJ) business executive, former CEO of Lucent Technologies, current chair of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, chair of non-profit Partnership at Drugfree.org

Tess Gerritsen (12 jun 1953 – San Diego CA) author, mystery novelist, former physician

Carin Goldberg (12 jun 1953 – New York NY) graphic designer, publication designer, brand consultant

Sara Suleri Goodyear (12 jun 1953 – Karachi, Pakistan) author, professor emerita, founding editor Yale Journal of Criticism

Chera Hoye [Ella Joyce] (12 jun 1954 – Chicago IL) author, actress, acting coach / consultant

Magee Hickey (12 jun 1955 – Brooklyn NY) broadcast journalist, tv news anchor / reporter

Debbie Lynn Rothstein (12 jun 1956 – Ramsey MN) voice actress, aka Debbie Papenbrook, creator / producer of A Faery Hunt youth theatre company

Geri Allen (12 jun 1957 – Pontiac MI) composer, educator, producer, jazz musician

Angela Ahrendts-Couch (12 jun 1960 – New Palestine IN) author, businesswoman

Linda Church (12 jun 1960 – US) meteorologist, weather news anchor