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Happy 30 Reasons Why June!

All June long we’ll come up with 30 reasons why we stand up for girlhood. You in? Stay tuned! And add your reason why, too. We want to hear from you!

Here’s to standing up for girls. GIRLS ROCK! Here are some girls in history who celebrate their birthdays all June long. Check them out! A full year of birthdays is available in our Birthday Club! Check it out!
1st June
Julie Campbell, 1908 – American Author & Literary Agent
Hazel Dickens, 1935 – US Feminist, Activist, Bluegrass Singer
Katerina Gogou, 1940 – Greek Anarchist Poet
2nd June
Dorothy West, 1907 – African American Writer
Lotte Reiniger, 1899 – German Film Director and Animator
Ruth Atkinson, 1918 – Canadian/American Cartoonist
Kathryn Tucker Windham, 1918 – Alabama Storyteller
Betty Freeman, 1921 – US Photographer & Philanthropist
June Callwood, 1924 – Canadian Journalist & Social Activist
3rd June
Rosa Chacel, 1898 – Spanish Writer and Feminist
Memphis Minnie, 1897 – American Singer-Songwriter
Eleanor Coade, 1733 – British Businesswoman
4th June
Miina Sillanpää, 1866 – Finnish Member of Parliament
Sadie Bonnell, 1888 – British WW1 Ambulance Driver
Mabel Lucie Attwell, 1879 – British Illustrator
Alla Nazimova, 1879 – Crimean American Actress & Producer
5th June
Ruth Benedict, 1887 – American anthropologist and folklorist
Elena Piscopia, 1646 – Italian Philosopher and PhD
Laurali Rose Wright, 1939 – Canadian Author
6th June
Sarah Parker Remond, 1826 – African American Physician & Abolitionist
Eliza Orzeszkowa, 1841 – Polish Writer
Ninette de Valois, 1898 – Irish Dancer and Choreographer
7th June
Virginia Apgar, 1909 – American Anaesthesiologist
Amelia Edwards, 1831 – British Writer & Egyptologist
Elizabeth Bowen, 1899 – Irish Writer
Marion Post, 1910 – American Photographer
8th June
Charlotte Scott, 1858 – British Mathematician and Educator
Alicia Stott, 1860 – Irish Mathematician
Marguerite Yourcenar, 1903 – Belgian Novelist & Essayist
9th June
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1836 – British Physician & Feminist
Helen Marot, 1865 – American Social Reformer
Bertha von Suttner, 1843 – Austrian Nobel Peace prize winner
Phyllis Ann Wallace, Black American Economist and Activist
10th June
Hattie McDaniel, 1895 – 1st African American Oscar winner
Rebecca Latimer Felton, 1835 – 1st female American Senator
Lin Huiyin, 1904 – Chinese Architect and Writer
11th June 
Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815 – British Photographer
Millicent Fawcett, 1847 – British Suffragist and Reformer
Jeanette Rankin, 1880 – 1st woman in the US Congress
Angela Forbes, 1876 – original Forces Sweetheart
12th June
Eva Crane, 1912 – British Bee Scientist
Anne Frank, 1929 – German/Dutch Diarist
Harriet Martineau, 1802 – British Sociologist and Writer
Djuna Barnes, 1892 – American Writer and Illustrator
Margherita Hack, 1922 – Italian Astrophysicist & Activist
13th June
Chrystal Macmillan, 1872 – Scottish lawyer, feminist & pacifist
Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893 – British Writer and Humanist
Jeanne-Claude, 1935 – Moroccan Environmental Artist
14th June
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811 – American Author
Margaret Bourke-White, 1904 – American Photographer
Winifred Lubell, 1914 – American Illustrator and Activist
15th June
Hilda Terry, 1914 – American Cartoonist
Margaret Ives Abbott, 1876 – American Olympic Golfer
Olga Erteszek, 1916 – Polish American Fashion Designer
16th June
Barbara McClintock, 1902 – US Nobel Prize winning Geneticist
Bessie Rayner Parkes, 1829 – British Feminist & Campaigner
Mary Katherine Goddard, 1738 – US Publisher & Postmistress
Natalia Goncharova, 1881 – Russian Avant-garde Artist
17th June
Ruth Wakefield, 1903 – US Inventor of Chocolate Chip Cookie
Susan La Flesche, 1865 – Native American Doctor & Reformer
Flora Finch, 1867 – UK/USA Actress, Comedian & Producer
18th June
Sylvia Porter, 1913 – American Economist and Journalist
Ann Mara, 1929 – US Businesswoman & “1st Lady of Football”
19th June
Laura Z. Hobson, 1900 – American Writer
Pauline Kael, 1919 – American Film Critic
Merata Mita, 1942 - Māori Film Maker and Activist
20th June
Helen Miller Shepard, 1868 – American Philanthropist
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, 1786 – French Poet
Zelda Mishkovsky, 1914 – Israeli Poet
Helena Rasiowa, 1917 – Polish Mathematician
21st June
Benazir Bhutto, 1953 – Pakistani Prime Minister
Clara Immerwahr, 1870 – German Chemist
Daisy Turner, 1883 – African American Storyteller and Poet
Mary McCarthy, 1912 – American Writer and Political Activist
22nd June
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906 – American Author & Aviator
Cicely Saunders, 1918 – British founder of the Hospice
​​Katherine Dunham, 1909 – African American Dancer, Choreographer & Activist
Octavia Butler, 1947 – African American Science Fiction Writer
23rd June
Anna Akhmatova, 1889 – Russian Poet
Winifred Holtby, 1898 - English novelist and journalist
Wilma Rudolph, 1940 – African American Athlete
24th June
Pearl Witherington, 1914 – British SOE Agent
Mary Wesley, 1912 – British Novelist
Mildred Ladner Thompson, 1918 – American Journalist
Margaret Olley, 1923 – Australian Artist
Joan Clarke, 1917 – British Linguist & cryptanalyst
25th June
Virginia Lacy Jones, 1912 – African American Librarian
Celia Franca, 1921 – Director of Canadian National Ballet
Dorothy Gilman, 1923 – American Mystery Author
26th June
Pearl S. Buck, 1892 – American Writer
Violette Szabo, 1921 -  French-British WW2 secret agent
Dorothy Fuldheim, 1893 – American Journalist & TV Anchor
27th June
Helen Keller, 1860 – US Deafblind Writer & Lecturer
Guilhermina Suggia, 1885 – Portugese Cellist
Kate Carew, 1869 – American Caricaturist and Interviewer
28th June
Maria Goeppert-Mayer, 1906 - German-American Physicist
Esther Forbes, 1891 – American Pulitzer Prize winning Author
Stefi Geyer, 1888 – Hungarian Violinist & Teacher
29th June
Virginia Pope, 1885 - American Fashion Editor
Julia Lathrop, 1858 – American Social Reformer
Yvonne Lefébure, 1898 – French Pianist and Teacher
30th June
Monica Maurice, 1908 – British Industrialist
Lena Horne, 1917 – American Singer & Civil Rights Activist
Eleanor Ross Taylor, 1920 – American Poet

Together, we are changing the world. Happy 30 Reasons Why June!

  1. When we work together we can be world changers :P

  2. We are all humans, and we can all achieve great things!

  3. When we stand up for each other, we show the world that we can solve problems, make a difference and that together we can change the world. :)

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