Glass Ceilings 2017-05-09T18:06:35+00:00

Glass Ceilings

“Glass ceiling” is a core metaphor of the feminist movement. It is worth noting that this ceiling is singular. But what of other ceilings? For different individuals and groups in our society, the glass ceilings are many and varied. Yet all of these ceilings help constitute each other. All of them are barriers to better lives.

Glass ceilings pervade our culture, although they are often ignored. We must identify them in so that we might shatter preconceived notions that reinforce such despotic conditions. We must look both outward and inward. In this way, we will begin to know our personal and collective glass ceilings.

What’s your glass ceiling?


“Behind Bars”

by Gal Cohen

“Things that Tear”

by Domenic Scopa

“Mother and Daughter”

by Gal Cohen

“Liberal Motherhood”

by Hayley Wagner

“Diminution, 185”

by Sara Fields

“The Legacy of the Female Factory”

by Sharon Willdin

“Self Portrait with a Black Eye”

by Gal Cohen

“Dear FAA”

by Hannah Rogers

“Beyond Non-Discrimination”

by J.M Bendett

“Frozen Conventional Blueberries”

by Matthew Dischner

“A ‘Peculiar Type of Fear’”

by Ian Kennedy

“No Stealing”

by Shelby Poor

“The Pursuit of the Millenium”

by James Bradley

“Fighting Narratives”

by Sigrid Von Wendel

“Nostalgie II”

by Tom Pazderka

“Future Tense”

by Leigh Sugar


editor in chief                        Leslie Francis Michaels

editorial director                  Angelina Eimannsberger

art editor                                  Olivia Murphy-Boyle

fiction editor                           Katherine V. Seger

nonfiction editor                  Joanna Tova Price

poetry editor                          Ariel Chaffin


assistant editors

Alex Adam

Kaitlin Crow

Whitney Davis

Matt Dischner

Chelsea Gizzi

Michelle Hurtubise

Marian Jones

Ian Kennedy

Milana Meytes

Nicole Lania

Paula O’Donnell

Merisa B. Sahin

Maya Singhal

Imani J’lessa Wallace

Sigrid von Wendel

Nostalgie II

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Art, Glass Ceilings|Tags: , |

Nostalgie II By Tom Pazderka Oil, charcoal and ashes on burned panel   Tom Pazderka is an installation artist, painter, sculptor, teacher, and writer.  He holds an MFA from the University of California Santa Barbara where [...]

Diminution, 185

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Art, Glass Ceilings|Tags: , |

Diminution, 185 By Sara Fields Photography Sara Fields is an artist and educator from Austin, Texas. She recently received her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her [...]

No Stealing

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Art, Glass Ceilings|Tags: , |

No Stealing By Shelby Poor Format ink jet print. Shelby Poor was born and raised in the working-class neighborhoods of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She received her BFA in photography from the University of Tulsa in 2016 [...]

A Peculiar Type of Fear

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Glass Ceilings, Nonfiction|Tags: , |

The houses across from and next to 2905 Garland Avenue in eastern Detroit have plywood nailed over their broken windows. According to the 2010 census, this neighborhood is overwhelmingly black. In 1925, demographics were drastically different when Dr. Ossian Sweet moved into that same house.

Beyond Non-Discrimination: A Critical Examination of School Safety, Support, and Inclusion of Transgender Youth

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Glass Ceilings, Nonfiction|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Author By J.M. Bendett Abstract This paper is part of a larger work focusing on the safety and support of transgender students in private schools throughout New York City. The greater work centers the recognition [...]

Special thanks to Sukhdev Sandhu and Kimon Keramidas for their continued support; to Nicole Pandolfo and Joanna Kendall Byrne for their invaluable assistance.

Anamesa is a semiannual journal funded by the following entities of New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.