• Blog Series

    Shameless makes me hopeful for today

    September 12th, 2019     by Jessica Balmer     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the fourth post in the series, former reviews editor, Jessica Balmer, describes how Shameless is both process and community. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    The Talking Back Feminist Media Conference: Call for Proposals, Exhibitors and Vendors

    September 11th, 2019     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Shameless is an independent Canadian voice for smart, strong, sassy young women and trans youth, covering issues that matter to young women and trans youth since 2004! It’s a fresh alternative to typical teen magazines, packed with articles about arts, culture and current events, reflecting the neglected diversity of our readers’ interests and experiences. Grounded in principles of social justice and anti-oppression, Shameless aims to do more than just publish a magazine: we aim to … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Shameless came into my life when I was looking for community

    August 27th, 2019     by Manisha Claire     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the third post in the series, former arts editor, Manisha Claire, describes how Shameless came to be her “creative outlet, classroom and community centre.” READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    My Mental Health Routine

    August 15th, 2019     by Alexandra Few     Comments

    If you spend your nights falling down the YouTube rabbit hole like I do, you might be familiar with the popular video trend of morning routines. You know, those videos where the person sets up their camera equipment, presses record, hurries back to their bed, “wakes up”, and then goes through their seemingly perfect day. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy and find inspiration from these videos, and I only wish I could wake up … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    “I recall, with zero shame, how Shameless’s logo drew me toward its booth”

    August 12th, 2019     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In our second post in the series, long-time contributor Marta Balcewicz writes about discovering Shameless for the first time. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Wah Wah Wah: An Interview with Bilal Baig & Celia Jade Green

    July 31st, 2019     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Warnings: Discussions of sexual harassment I remember the first time I got street harassed. I was 11 years old. A car was parked at a red light and I was crossing the street two minutes away from my parent’s house off of Bathurst Street. The inhabitants screamed at me and made a crude gesture out the window. At that time in my life, I was being fed the idea that attention from boys or men, of … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    The harmful effects of slut-shaming in school

    July 27th, 2019     by Sylvana Poon     Comments

    Content Note: This blog post discusses slut-shaming and mentions sexual violence, rape culture, self-harm, eating disorders, and suicide. READ MORE

    “The first time I was slut-shamed, I was only 13 years old. I did not even realize what it was, I just felt immense shame and humiliation. I was wrongly accused, threatened, punished by school authorities, and ridiculed by my peers — all for sitting on a boy’s lap in a classroom (with other people present).” READ MORE

  • Announcements

    The Talking Back Feminist Media Conference—Call for volunteers and save the date!

    July 25th, 2019     by Team Shameless     Comments

    We have some big news from Shameless HQ! In celebration of our 15th year of independent feminist publishing for teens, Shameless_will host the first ever Talking Back Feminist Media Conference. Save the date! This conference will be held on November 16th and 17th at the Toronto Media Arts Centre. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    “I remember desperately wanting to make a magazine for my teenage self”

    July 23rd, 2019     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In our first post in the series, Shameless co-founder Melinda Mattos takes us back to the beginning. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Marlene Dietrich: Insolent Enigma

    July 19th, 2019     by Rachel E. Beattie     Comments

    Before trailblazers like Janelle Monae played with ideas of fluid sexuality and gender, there was a woman who pushed all those boundaries with a demur little smile and a throaty growl of a singing voice. That woman was actress and singer Marlene Dietrich. READ MORE