This design was born out of a desire to call attention to the glass ceiling, negatively affecting women in the workplace. Women—especially women of colour—were more likely to have been laid off during the COVID-19 crisis. Meanwhile, Black women already face more barriers to advancement than their male counterparts, then had to also cope with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community.
This collection was sold through social media promotion on my personal platforms, and launched on International Women's Day. 100% of the proceeds from the beyond the glass collection—which served as a reminder of the systemic changes that are needed to create equality in the workplace and eliminate the glass ceiling—were donated to Black Women in Motion, a Toronto based charity.