3 Ways Straight Women Can Be Better Allies (And Why It Matters)

Madison Miszewski is Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s LGBTQ+ officer. I discovered I was bisexual when I was thirteen. After my closest friend had come out to me earlier in the year, it hit me like an apple supposedly hit the head of Issac Newton. Except instead of an apple, it was actress Emmy Rossum in…

The LGBTQ+ Community and My Little Red Dot

Antara Dasgupta is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Five years ago, if you had asked me about how I felt about the word “gay”, I would picture a very effeminate, immaculately dressed and overly theatrical man – imagine Mitch and Cam from Modern Family, unnecessarily flamboyant, loquacious to the point where it’s…

A Seat At The Table Part 1: Situation And Statistics

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In the snap elections of June 2017 in the U.K., 208 women Members of Parliament were elected to the House of Commons. The number on its own may look acceptable to some considering that it’s the highest number of women ever elected as MPs…

Neutrality Rather Than Positivity

Mariana Plaza is a Colombian/Spanish 1st year Politics, Philosophy and Law student, interested in women, human rights and different cultures. Her hobbies include debating, writing poetry and having meaningful conversations. The politicisation of the female body is not a contemporary concept. Patriarchal power has articulated itself overtime through unrealistic expectations, the constant sexual objectification and…

In Conversation with My Mother

Tori Sprott is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Since I have been feeling overwhelmingly uninspired by things the past month, I decided to do something different for my second piece. I interviewed my Mum about her cancer diagnosis and all things in between. Writers block isn’t always the most terrible thing. Let’s…