Charlotte Mew

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  • Charlotte Mew
    • Born in 1869 and died in 1928
    • Her father died in 1898 and didnt leave enough money for the family to survive on
    • Two of her siblings had mental illnesses and were put into institutions and 3 other siblings died at a young age
    • Mew made a pact with her surviving sister that they would never marry because they didnt want to pass insanity onto their children
    • In 1912 she met May Sinclair, who was also a writer
    • Being a lesbian was illegal and considered a mental illness
    • In 1928 she became very depressed after the death of her sister
    • She went into a nursing home but was frightened of mental illness, so ended up taking her own life by drinking disinfectant


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