• The third annual Talking Back Awards is here!

    August 18th, 2017     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: TALKING BACK AWARDS Shameless is now accepting submissions for our third annual creative writing contest, the Talking Back Awards! The deadline for all submissions is Monday September 18, 2017 at midnight. What is Shameless? Shameless is an independent, volunteer-run, grassroots magazine for teen girls and trans youth. We are a fresh alternative to typical teen magazines, packed with articles about arts, culture and current events, reflecting the day-to-day realities of diverse youth. We work from a … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Shamelessly Watching… Gossip Girl

    August 18th, 2017     by Fariha Shimu     Comments

    To accompany our new Mental Health issue, we asked writers to share the guilty pleasure TV that brings them solace when the world gets them down. This is the first instalment in our series. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE OUT NOW!

    August 18th, 2017     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Our mental health issue is on the stands now! Check out our editor’s letter and be sure to pick up the issue in person or online! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Dream Nails: DIY Punk Witches Shaking the Scene

    July 26th, 2017     by Valentina Reetz     Comments

    From The Slits in the ‘70s to Bratmobile in the ‘90s, female-identifying individuals have been using punk music as a vessel for self-expression and social change for decades. Through punk, countless women have found their voices and made them heard. Among these fierce females are Janey, Anya, and Lucy of Dream Nails. Dream Nails is a London, UK based independent band recognized for their energy, spirit, and unapologetic politics. They released their first EP in 2016, and are in the process of crowdfunding for their next project – a compilation of recordings called, “Dare to Care,” which tackles topics of self care and perseverance. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    The Soundscapes of Self Care

    July 25th, 2017     by Jessica Kasiama     Comments

    As we continue to slip down the slope of sociopolitical turbulence, it is an act of self-care to reserve space for art that reminds us of gold beneath the rubble. It is important to hold space for art that invites us to rise. In September 2016, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles graced us with her third studio album, A Seat at the Table, and as a result, affirmed my presence during a time where I felt invisible … READ MORE

  • NEW SHAMELESS TALKS PODCAST: Politics LIVE!

    June 27th, 2017     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    A new ep. of Shameless Talks is here! Hosted by one of our editors, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this podcast is an accessory to our print issues and will bring you even more of the smart & fierce discussions you’ve come to expect from the pages of Shameless. In this episode, we’re talking Politics! And it’s a very special one because it’s our first-ever live episode, a recording of our Politics issue launch where storytellers … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Dreaming of starting your own media project? 6 lessons from 90 media activists across Canada

    June 6th, 2017     by Darya Marchenkova     Comments

    If you’ve ever mused about starting your own podcast, ‘zine, photography project, or another idea, do it now! It’s an incredibly fascinating time to get involved in media production. Right now there is an abundance of people involved in making media from the frontlines of movements and the communities hardest hit by our society’s deep injustices. READ MORE

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    Here’s how you can help a friend struggling with depression

    May 31st, 2017     by Molly Kay     Comments

    Learning how to be a good support system when you don’t understand what they’re going through READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Rhythm & Flow: How Music Shaped My Blackness

    May 20th, 2017     by Jean Boampong     Comments

    ‘Growing Up Black in Canada’ is a writers’ series brought to you by Black Futures Now Toronto in partnership with Shameless Magazine. The series is meant to bring forward local and personal Black histories that do not fit into mainstream narratives about what it means to be a young person in Canada. Throughout the series we will highlight the non-fiction work of five young writers from various backgrounds. Through their stories, we will explore what … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Why We Need to Focus On Alternatives to Women’s Incarceration

    May 16th, 2017     by Danika Kimball     Comments

    Over the past 25 years, women’s rates of incarceration have skyrocketed. In Canada, the statistics are grim, as recent reports have confirmed that Indigenous women are among the fastest growing prison populations in the country, as poverty-related crimes and nonviolent drug sentences have translated into life-sentences for many. READ MORE