She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

When: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 – Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Where: UW Campus, Magnuson Health Sciences Center T (HST), Health Sciences Library T-334
Cost: Free

This traveling exhibition explores the role of late nineteenth-century medical and scientific experts in using the idea of female weakness to discourage women from participating in professional, creative and intellectual life. Author and artist Charlotte Perkins Gilman was one of these women, and her numerous writings, including the famous story “The Yellow Wall-Paper” challenged these restrictive social conventions and the medical establishment.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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