Sarah Winnemucca, c. 1844-1891

    A Northern Paiute leader, negotiator, lecturer, activist, social reformer, and writer. The first Native American woman to publish a book.
    Category: Religion & Ethnic Culture, Academy & Education, Literature & Poetry.

  • Sarah Josepha Hale, 1788-1879

    A writer, a poet, an editor, and a women's rights advocate. Known for authoring the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and campaigning for making Thanksgiving a national holiday.
    Category: Literature & Poetry, Activism & Feminism.

  • Eve Ensler, 1953

    Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and feminist activist. The founder of the V-Day movement, best known as the writer of the play The Vagina Monologues.
    Category: Literature & Poetry, Theater & Cinema, Activism & Feminism.

  • Helen Keller, 1880-1968

    Author, political activist, lecturer, and the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Literature & Poetry, Academy & Education.

  • Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

    Poet, author, lecturer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, co-founder of the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), and one of the initiators of US Mother’s Day.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Literature & Poetry.

  • Julia de Burgos, 1914-1953

    An iconic poet of Puerto Rico, and an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, who served as Secretary-General of the Daughters of Freedom.
    Category: Literature & Poetry, Activism & Feminism.

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