Changes on the Horizon

For you loyal readers out there, you may have noticed that things got quieter and quieter over the past year, only to get very quiet this summer.   Simply put, things are changing at your favorite feminist blog.

The blog used to be written by a whole bunch of lawyers and other committed folks at the firm that I owned and ran. But then I left at the beginning of June. And then my Junior Editor, Maya, left to go help fight the good fight for Hillary in Ohio.  And things got really quiet.

Just a few days ago, I resumed responsibility for the dormant blog. With that change, there will be some changes in the blog’s content and focus moving forward.  What does this mean?

  1. We’re going to have much more regular new content.  But we’re still going to be a kick-ass feminist blog.
  2. The blog is going to broaden its focus from employment issues to all the socio-political challenges that frustrate the opportunities and rights of women and girls.
  3. We’ve always tried to keep an intersectional perspective front and center. We understand that you can’t talk about advancing the interests of women without taking on racism, because we won’t truly shatter ceilings until they are shattered for everyone. Moving forward, expect to see even more on this front.

Finally, and most important, this means that there is an opportunity for all of you to participate more actively in the blog. We would love feedback on what topics you would like us to address. But, we would also love to have some of you contribute as guest authors!

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The blog is being operated without any budget, so we can’t pay for content; but if you would like a platform to share your thoughts and ideas, this may be the place. If you are interested, check out the Information For Guest Contributors.

Thank you for your support as we go through this transition! It’s sure to have some rocky parts, but I’m confident that what we find on the other side is going to be worth it!

Katherine Kimpel

Kate Kimpel is the Senior Editor of Shattering the Ceiling and is also an accomplished civil rights lawyer. She represents women and people of color in discrimination cases (and other kinds of employment and civil rights matters).  When not lawyering, she likely is bragging about her hound dog Ulysses, inventing cocktails to serve at her next dinner party, or convincing her husband to watch reruns of a Joss Whedon television show (any of them will do). 

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