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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

American feminist, writer, artist, and lecturer (1860-1935)

1860   -   1935


country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: poet, novelist, philosopher, sociologist, writer, artist, economist, feminist, editor, suffragette
award received: National Women's Hall of Fame, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (; née Perkins; July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935), also known as Charlotte Perkins Stetson, her first married name, was an American humanist, 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. She has been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. 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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