Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Anna Perkins was born on July 3rd of 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut to Frederick Beecher Perkins and Mary Wescott Perkins. After her parents separated and later divorced in 1873, she was forced to live a nomadic childhood with no father. She was a bright girl and had learned how to read by the age of five. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design from 1878 to 1879 and was particularly fascinated with literature and the art of the day.
She longed to be an independent woman and to be solely dedicated to her work. When she fell in love with an artist by the name of Charles Walter Stetson, she found it hard to choose between love and her duty to become an economically and politically... View More »