A new narrative for women
Breaking Glass Podcast
Let’s talk about womanhood around the world. Despite making up over half of the global population, women control less wealth, own less land, hold fewer public offices, and shoulder more domestic burdens. But in every corner of every country there are individuals with enough gumption to break the system and bend the rules. These are the stories of those glass breakers, these are the voices imagining a new narrative for women everywhere.
"Patriarchy does not mean men. We’re not blaming men for all these things. Men are also victims of the patriarchy."
Zoe MendelsonListen Now
Listen to conversations with global guests
Sabrina Merage Naim & Kassia Binkowski: ‘Tis the Season for Contentious Conversations
Simone Wright: Hair, racism, and representation
Orna Donath: Regretting Motherhood and Choosing not to Mother
Beth Ricanati: Rituals, community-care, and women’s mental health
Sabrina Merage Naim & Kassia Binkowski: Sex toys, The Talk, and masturbation
Zoe Mendelson: Pussies, patriarchy, and access to sex education
ElsaMarie D'Silva: Data storytelling, crowdmapping, and gender-based violence
Kathy Baldock: Homosexuality, Christianity, and gender discrimination in religion
Ailbhe Smyth: In the wake of Roe: Hope in Ireland’s example
Soraya Chemaly: Feminist rage and the power of women’s anger
Julie Kay: What we must do now to save reproductive freedom
Kate Baer: Poetry, Misogyny, and Women’s Unpaid Labor
Kaz: Sexuality, consent, and BDSM
Sabrina Merage Naim & Kassia Binkowski: Pregnancy, miscarriage, and choosing not to stay silent
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Deemah Salem: Sex ed, social media, and Arab culture
Kathryn Kolbert & Julie Kay: Reproductive Rights, Overturning Roe, and Sesame Street
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell: Child marriage, tradition, and rape
Erin Jorgensen: Abortion, sex, and stigma
Matthew Nouriel: Gender fluidity, femininity, and drag
Orna Donath: Social pressure, regret, and choosing not to mother
Jackson Katz: Power, privilege, and gender violence
Nasreen Sheikh: Extreme poverty, modern slavery, and a life-changing monk
Chrissy Powers: Purity culture, sex, and pleasure
Carli Lloyd: Professional volleyball, pregnancy, and maternity leave
Aminata Conteh-Biger: Safety, immigration, and maternal health in Sierra Leone
Michela Bedard: Stigma, taxes, and period poverty
Neysara: Identity, safety, and the transgender experience in India
Julie Adams: Body image, photography, and authentic womanhood
Dr. Yuko Kawanishi: Suicide, mental health, and the pandemic in Japan
Darcy Gaechter: Extreme sports, stereotypes and the Amazon River
Rebecca Crook & Debborah Odenyi: Access, empowerment, girls’ education in Kenya
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann: Beauty, individualization, and a titan of industry
Ifrah Ahmed: Culture, stigma, and female genital mutilation
Robert Egnell: Strength, stereotypes, and gender in the military
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho: Global health, gender equity, and rebuilding Rwanda
Norma Bastidas: Human trafficking, athletic records, and a story of survival
Jeanne Yang: Feminism, self-worth, and gender dynamics in Hollywood
Ailbhe Smyth: Activism, reproductive rights, and the Irish constitution
Co-Host & Producer
Sabrina Merage Naim
Sabrina is passionate about empowering community leaders to create paradigm shifts that spark inclusivity between diverse societies. For over a decade, The Sabrina Merage Foundation has been a strong partner and funder for agents of change to create innovative solutions to bigotry and divisiveness and develop strong communities that unite people, instead of dividing them. Sabrina is also the Principal of Echo Capital Group and serves as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy for the international investment firm, Consolidated Investment Group.
Co-Host & Creative Director
As a writer and creative director, Kassia has built her career at the intersection of storytelling and social impact. With a background in global health and nonprofit communications, she has deep expertise collaborating with marginalized communities around the world as she works to create space for human voices to drive systems of change. Founder of One K Creative, Kassia leads designers, filmmakers, photographers, and developers to support impact organizations to develop their brand stories, engage their audiences, and in turn, grow their impact.
"We do consider our hair to be very sacred. It's very integral to our culture, and our identity, and how we express ourselves."
Simone WrightListen Now
"We want every girl in this country to wake up and say 'I can do everything that he can do.'"
Erin Loos CutraroListen Now
"Why do we assume that each and every one who is considered to be a female, must love dig, enjoy being a mother?"
Orna DonathListen Now
"Advocate for yourself. Make sure that you're taking care of yourself and your needs. Always. "
Sabrina Merage Naim & Kassia BinkowskiListen Now
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Looking for intimate conversations about womanhood around the world? Our guests are challenging social and cultural norms to create more equality, more respect, better health, and greater opportunity for women everywhere.