Writing On Glass makes feminism accessible.
Hello! It's Stephanie Newman here, the founder of Writing on Glass. If you like learning about ideas and people, and you champion women, you’re in the right place.
I started this media project on November 10, 2016, a day when it felt like feminist progress had ground to a screeching halt.
I watched Hillary Clinton, weary and dignified in her purple pantsuit, step onto stage and concede to Donald Trump. Despite her loss, she reassured her voters, "I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think."
Hopefully sooner, indeed. The question, of course, is how.
How will we shatter glass ceilings in an era when feminism is a dirty word, when gender studies remains cloistered away in academia, and when sexism pervades even those companies built on a platform of female empowerment?
One answer is by providing more accessible feminist education, and this is what Writing on Glass strives to do.
We draw from a vast well of feminist literature. We interview women standing up against sexism. And we turn our insights into accessible, inclusive, and vulnerable content that addresses the question: What can I do better tomorrow?
As the founder of the site, I often turn the lens on myself. Stick around, and you'll see me examining my own choices and asking what I can do better as a feminist -- in my relationship with my fiancé Nathan; in my career as as a writer and strategy consultant; and in my gentrifying Bed Stuy, Brooklyn neighborhood.
I hope that by sharing my own mistakes, I'll help foster a more honest conversation around gender and inclusivity. And I hope you'll join in this journey with me.
Welcome! I'm Stephanie.
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