About this submission
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s work as a feminist author inspired me to write a modern version of one of her most notable pieces. The Yellow Wallpaper is a compilation of Charlotte’s personal journals, detailing a time where she was confined to one room, to cure her nervous depression disorder. Charlotte witnesses a woman trapped within the walls and decides to let her out. The journals give us a glimpse into her loneliness and comments on our understanding of mental health. The Yellow Wallpaper remains relevant today, and our rendition aims to explore the expectations of a 21st century beauty queen instead.