Anonymous: Zitkala-Sa

Isabel Jess is author of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s Anonymous series. “For most of history, anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf Recognising Overlooked or Forgotten Voices in History Zitkala-Sa, or Gertrude Bonnin was a woman of two names and two worlds. Yet, no matter by which name she is recognized, her bold and tireless…

Laura Codruta Kovesi: Romania’s Crusader Against Corruption

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. At the end of January, the streets of Romania were filled with tens of thousands of people protesting against corruption. People were dissatisfied with the current laws that could weaken the judicial independence and couldn’t take it anymore. Despite the heavy snow, an estimated…

Anonymous: Barbara Jordan

Isabel Jess is a new contributor to Breaking the Glass Ceiling. She is a current History student with a passion for (arguing about) international politics and migration issues. “For most of history, anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf Recognising Overlooked or Forgotten Voices in History The name Barbara Jordan is indeed a recognizable one…

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…

Let’s Not Forget Ahed

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. It is 4 in the morning and you are asleep in your bed. 30 armed soldiers enter your home and start ransacking everything. They confiscate all the mobile phones and electronic devices in the house, assault your family members and arrest you. Not because…

Anonymous: Sophia Duleep Singh

Isabel Jess is a new contributor to Breaking the Glass Ceiling. She is a current History student with a passion for (arguing about) international politics and migration issues. “For most of history, anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf Recognising Overlooked or Forgotten Voices in History As the 100th anniversary of British women’s suffrage passes,…

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,…

Profile: The Legacy of Angela Merkel

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Angela Merkel managed to secure her place as the German Chancellor after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), her party, won the elections. She is the first female chancellor and the first one from East Germany. Now is the moment to think about her legacy…

Who is Karina Saifer? Revenge Porn: A Lesson in Consent

Leah Olasehinde is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In November this year, a Brazilian teenager ended her life after months of racial and sexual abuse following the release of ‘intimate photos’ that her ex-boyfriend had shared onto social media[1]. In the photos, she was 14 years old, upon her death, she was…