In This Our World by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Published: 1893
In This Our World Synopsis
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a leading figure in the American women's movement during the early twentieth century, initially embarked on her writing journey as a poet. Her debut poetry collection, titled "In This Our World," was published by McCombs & Vaughn in Oakland, California, in 1893. This remarkable volume encompassed a diverse range of poetic themes, including nature, feminism, and politics. However, it was Gilman's satirical poems that garnered significant acclaim and admiration.
Excerpt from In This Our World Online Book
Lord, I am born!
I have built me a body
Whose ways are all open,
Whose currents run free,
From the life that is thine
Flowing ever within me,
To the life that is mine
Flowing outward through me.
About Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American author, poet and lecturer best known for her short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1860, Gilman’s works were a rallying cry against the oppression of women during her lifetime and are still relevant today. She wrote extensively about feminism and gender roles in society, exploring themes such as identity politics, equality for women and the role of marriage.
Her writing was incredibly influential to feminists at the time; she believed that women should have equal access to education, economic opportunities and political rights. In addition to her writing career, she held lectures on topics ranging from human rights to eugenics—the science of improving a population by controlled breeding—and served as editor-in-chief of The Forerunner magazine from 1909 until 1916. Find out more about Charlotte Perkins Gilman at sevenov.com.