The Yellow Room

‘The Yellow Room’ and the Timeless Locking Up of Women’s Experiences

Written by Leigh Kolb Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” on its surface, is about a woman in the late 1800s suffering from what we now understand is postpartum depression. Her physician husband locks her away in a room–employing the popular “rest cure” of the time (which Gilman had been forced to endure)–and she slips deeper […]