Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

July 03, 1860 – August 17, 1935

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (ˈɡɪlmən); also Charlotte Perkins Stetson (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935), was a prominent American feminist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist and 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.