Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Author's Bio (see also Wikipedia)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) was a prominent American novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and non fiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she 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 post-partum depression.