Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • Born: (Hartford, Connecticut, United States)
  • Died: (Pasadena, California, United States)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (married name: Charlotte Perkins Stetson) was an American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform.

She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis.


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