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…

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…

Consent

In honour of consent week Breaking the Glass Ceiling has put together a number of submissions that talk about consent and all the different ways that we experience it. Anonymous I grew up in an incredibly political household. As such, I’ve never been a stranger to the idea that the private and the personal is…

Diversity vs Tokenism

Giannina Rodriguez Rico is the Founding Director of an all-female-identifying film and tv production collective SISTERS ON SCREEN and has deffered the year from reading International Development at King’s to pursue her career as a screenwriter, director and producer. The issues surrounding race and ethnicity have thrown feminism into a crisis and have served to…

In Remembrance: Daphne Caruana Galizia

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. On 17th October, the world of journalism lost Daphne Caruana Galizia, a woman with a resounding voice. She started her own blog in 2008 called Running Commentary to express her views of what was right and wrong in Malta. As her former employer wrote…

R Answers I

Hi R Answers, Wow, this is exciting. It reminds me of Yahoo Answers back in 2010 or something. The power of the internet, truly. Anyways, I guess my question/query/exploration to you is about being a woman, and a woman of colour, in academia. As university students at a reputable higher education institution, it’s very easy…

Black Women and Confidence

Tori Sprott is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. There is wide scope when discussing and dissecting women’s liberation. Whether it be academic, spiritual, emotional, sexual (and so forth), liberation is what you make it. One woman’s idea of liberation may differ from the next based on her life experiences, therefore it isn’t…

Whispered Words

Sophie Moniz is a Philosophy and Spanish student, interested in languages and language; the way they affect our ways of thinking and acting (or relations or behaviour, things of that nature). She’s kissing the whispers of my world that want to hurl words so unheard unlike all those passing comments made, absurd, and yet the…

Woman, Myself

Razia Jamili was born in Iran and is 14 years old. She wants to become a writer in the future, and this is her main aspiration in life. She wanted to start focusing on her writing a long time ago, but was unable to. Now she is settled and happy in Sweden, she has started…

Chuskipop – Celebrating Desi Feminism

Antara Dasgupta is a 3rd year Chemistry student, an angsty intersectional feminist and a lover of history documentaries, bad reality TV shows and Reese’s peanut butter cups. Although there are a myriad of intersectional feminists who are fighting to dismantle the pillars of patriarchy, they seem to lack a certain brand of feminism that has…

Introducing R Answers

I wanted to introduce myself to you all. I’m R, and I’m going to be writing a regular advice column for the blog, starting as soon as you ask me to. I would forgive you for thinking that advice columns are trashy and exploitative crap, but obviously, I disagree. My love of advice columns and…