Thoughts and Reflections on Walker’s Definition of Womanist

Kat Odina Ali is an artist and writer. She spends a lot of time singing old jazz songs and wandering around London. Womanist (Alice Walker): A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual…

She Burns: Inspiring Women Whose Stories Are Worth Reading

 Issabella Orlando is a Toronto-born, London-based Ancient History student. She has always been an avid writer, fascinated by antiquity, travel and world issues. Inspired by the ancient past, she hopes to use her background in classical studies as a foundation of insight from which she can better understand social, cultural and political issues within the…

From a Female Occupier

A group of students at King’s College London have occupied the James Clerk Maxwell Building in solidarity with teachers and cleaning staff. They are demanding that King’s meet the demands of UCU and bring the cleaners back in house. ‘Gender can fuck right off’ is what the cardboard on the door to the bathroom used…

Latin American Identity

Mariana Plaza Cardenas is Editor of Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Latin American identity is defined in vastly different ways according to who you speak to. In the Western World, Latin American identity is quickly defined through the lens of the stereotypical caricature of a Latin American individual. This caricature articulates itself in numerous forms, the…

Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Hospitality/Service Industry

Sophie Perry is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo campaign, discussions of sexual harassment and assault are more prevalent than ever. While the Weinstein scandal has revealed the sheer volume of sexual assault and abuse that takes place behind the gilded doors…

We Have Been Marching for 100 Years and Will March Again

Katarina Valieva is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. On Sunday, 21st of January I had the honour to witness and participate in the March Time’s Up that took place in London. The march aimed to raise awareness and show resistance against sexual violence and other forms of oppression that women are subjected…

Women at the National Gallery: Re-thinking Art History

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. There are roughly two-thousand three-hundred pieces of artwork in the National Gallery, but only sixteen pieces are by female artists. Of these sixteen works, only four are on display. For my birthday this year, my boyfriend surprised me by booking us an eye-opening, female-focused,…

2017

Women from King’s sent us their reflections on 2017. Art work  by Hannah Bondi

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…