• In the Blog

    Five Shameless Things: Five things you might not know about freelance work

    August 25th, 2016     by Shannon D’Arcy     Comments

    BY: Shannon D’Arcy in conversation with the Urban Worker Project 1. 9-5 jobs are disappearing It might be surprising to know that between 40 and 60% of new jobs in Canada are freelance or contract positions. While traditionally the work week was 9-5, Monday-Friday, in the new economy, shift work, freelance and contract positions will be the new normal. Whereas this means that there isn’t the same safety net for all jobs, it also means that there … READ MORE

  • Body Dysmorphia

    August 24th, 2016     by Urooj Mirza     Comments

    Content warning: sexual assault, fat phobia- Body dysmorphia is an open letter to Victoria’s Secret READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Fanfic Talks Back: A Review of Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie

    August 23rd, 2016     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Anyone who’s taken a creative writing class will be familiar with short story prompts. The instructor will say something seemingly random—“Stick three strangers who absolutely hate one another in an enclosed space. Have them be stuck there for an hour”—ready, set, go! Pens start flying. READ MORE

  • Blog Series


    August 19th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    When Transit Gets Trendy

    August 18th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    My city has been making a concerted effort to improve public transportation. I heartily approve of this. They’ve opened new train lines and revamped bus schedules; they’ve created protected bike paths and busways. Up until recently it’s mostly been ignored by mainstream media and the blogosphere, even though millions of people take mass transit in the region every single day. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    The Second Annual Talking Back Awards is Here!

    August 15th, 2016     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless is now accepting submissions for our second annual creative writing contest, the Talking Back Awards! The deadline for all submissions is Friday September 23rd, 2016 at midnight. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Gender, Race and Autism

    August 12th, 2016     by Amelia Henry     Comments

    I have always been separate from others. When I was little, I was content to melt into the corner with a peanut butter sandwich in one hand and a book in the other, oblivious to the intricate lives of others around me, content to be on my own. However, as I got older, I began to watch other kids my age more - I noticed girls talking together about the latest episode of Hannah Montana, … READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    The Tree in the Red

    August 8th, 2016     by Elizabeth Ouedraogo     Comments

    The Tree in the Red is the first place winner in the creative non-fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Hunting Season

    August 8th, 2016     by Faith Paré     Comments

    Hunting Season was the first place winner in the poetry category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices


    August 8th, 2016     by Candice Wong     Comments

    Invictus was the 1st place winner in the fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE