The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Published May 6, 2022
I was first aware of this short story via the Dear Reader app, but played through it without really taking too much on board. It seemed to be an odd story about some wallpaper, but hey, I don’t like the colour yellow either so I quite enjoyed it. It’s only since then that I’ve realised what the story was actually about and reading it through again properly now was quite sobering. Shining a light on the treatment of women’s mental health and the sheer misunderstanding of what to do to help, the story is short but horrifying in its own way.