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Archival content previously published in Beyond the Glass Ceiling, the publication before it was re-named UNDER_WIRE and brought online.

Unisex pseudonyms yield prettier veggies and increased book sales

September 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Like many Jennifers born in the 70’s and 80’s, I was never a “Jennifer” in my classroom – I was a “Jennifer H.” (A sentiment likely shared by the Amys, Emilys, Jessicas, and Marys out there.) When there were multiple girls named Jennifer H., we were abbreviated or differentiated even further; I was often a JHH, an inclusion of my ...

Eat for Your Health

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Too often in the media women are led to believe that the key to being happy and healthy is being skinny; really skinny. It is what we see. We open up magazines with advertisements filled with women we don’t look anything like. They are photoshopped women, but it is easy to forget that when you are so used to being self-conscious of your body. We ...

Coming out — it’s still a big deal

March 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

I think that it is safe to say that 2014 has already been a huge year for the LGBT community in the U.S. On February 9th, Michael Sam became the first openly gay NFL-bound player. On February 12th and 13th, judges in both Kentucky and Virginia ruled the bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. On February 18th, recently-out actress Michelle ...

Top 5 Global Female Activists

November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

The interconnectedness of the world today is astounding. Technology has allowed us the opportunity of learning about a vast array of cultures that live in conditions that may be far different from our own. As citizens of this new world we have a duty to be knowledgeable of the events occurring across the globe, as well as the adversity that ...

An Interview with Leslie Knope

November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Women are the future of politics. They are holding recording breaking offices including 98 seats on the 113th Congress and over 24% of seats in state legislators. During the last election women were also the contested demographic candidates needed to win. These monumental numbers still fall short of equal representation in government. Who are the ...