Keeping up with the Kardashians: Celebrity symbols of modern-day racism and sexism

Leah Olasehinde is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. The Kardashians have created a social media empire, that had expanded from reality TV to fashion, make-up, and even video games. They run a multi-million-dollar business, headed almost exclusively by women, and should be commended. Yet, the foundations of their success have proven to…

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…

A Brief Definition of ‘Hipster Racism’

Sophie Perry is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. As an intersectional feminist, I will admit that it is often hard to keep up with the all language that the movement creates. Much as with any other social, political or economic theory jargon is an inevitable by-product of academic discourse, debate and discussion….

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…

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…