Posts by Nicole Cohen

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    Two weeks of free stuff for new Hall of Shameless members

    July 11th, 2012     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    For the next two weeks Shameless is offering cool, free stuff for new Hall of Shameless members! Join the team of champs who help fund the independent, feisty, feminist magazine that gives teen girls and trans youth space to speak up and talk back. Give us a few dollars a month and we’ll keep giving you a fresh alternative to typical teen magazines. As you know, Shameless is published by a dedicated (and awesome) community of volunteer … READ MORE

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    Join the Hall of Shameless!

    March 14th, 2011     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    As you know, Shameless magazine has been a fresh alternative to typical teen media since 2004. From day one, Shameless has been publishing on 100% pure volunteer power. But to keep publishing this independent magazine, full of the smart, sassy content so many have come know and love, we need your help. Shameless has no corporate backers and we want to keep it that way. As an independent magazine, Shameless has the freedom to fulfill our … READ MORE

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    Bitch loves Shameless, you should, too!

    December 6th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Bitch magazine has compiled a list of kick-ass feminist gifts for teenage girls, including a subscription to Shameless. We can’t help but agree: a subscription to Canada’s independent voice for smart, strong, sassy young women and trans youth makes an excellent gift for the holidays (or anytime, really). Subscribers will receive our brand new winter issue in the mail before it hits newsstands later this month. Click here to subscribe. Until December 31, we’re offering a special … READ MORE

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    Shameless at Canzine Sunday

    October 23rd, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    On Sunday, Shameless will be at Canzine, Broken Pencil’s annual zine fair and festival of alternative culture. Come say hello to our new editors and check out the awesome merch we’ll have on sale (cheap magazines!). Also, check out Editorial & Art Director Sheila Sampath’s reflections on Canzine. Sunday, Oct. 23 The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West (Toronto) 1-7 p.m. … READ MORE

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    Get more Shameless in your life

    October 18th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Are you enjoying the debates and conversations on the Shameless blog? Wish you could read more? Wish you could hold a hard copy of the magazine in your hands? Well, you’re in luck! Subscribe to our print magazine and receive a beautiful, illustrated magazine in your mailbox three times a year. Each issue of Shameless is jam-packed with all the news, views, reviews and features you can handle, all for only $15 a year ($25 … READ MORE

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    Shameless at Word On The Street!

    September 24th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    On Sunday, Sept. 26, Shameless will be at Word On The Street in Toronto. Come by and meet our new staff, pick up a copy of our new fall issue, and check out our sale! We’ll be selling back issues for $2, and discounted subscriptions. Details: Queen’s Park Sunday, Sept. 26 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Directions here. … READ MORE

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    Shameless on the radio

    September 10th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Shameless’s editorial and art director, the amazing Sheila Sampath, was interviewed last month on KPFK 90.7 FM. Sheila was a guest on the show Feminist Magazine discussing Shameless and sharing some of our new initiatives, including a community advisory board and the Shameless Wire. Have a listen: (scroll down to the August 25th episode). … READ MORE

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    12 days of shameless’s summer sale left

    August 19th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Our summer sale ends in 12 days, and if you order your subscription in the next few days, you will be among the first lucky folks to have our brand new fall issue delivered straight to your mailbox, hot off the press! Until Sept. 1, 2010, subscription are only $12! After Sept. 1 we will be increasing our subscription price so that this volunteer-run, independent media organization can keep up with rising postal rates and other … READ MORE

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    Shameless summer sale!

    August 10th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Shameless is having a summer sale! From now until Sept. 1, 2010, you can buy a subscription for only $12! Back issues for only $5! After Sept. 1 we will be increasing our subscription price so that this volunteer-run, independent media organization can keep up with rising postal rates and other costs. Order soon, as our brand new fall issue will be mailed in a few weeks. … READ MORE

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    AQSAzine #3 launches tomorrow

    July 13th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    QSAzine Issue #3, My Islam, is launching tomorrow at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. W., Toronto), from 6-8 p.m. The free event will showcase videos, visual art, dance and readings by young Muslim and trans people, including: Azza Abbaro, Golie Moulaie, Samira Mohyeddin, Nooreen Rahemtullah, Wilo Mohammed, Farrah Khan, and Areen Khaled. Secret Trial Five will perform, and the event will be hosted by Idil Hyder and May El-Abdallah. From the press release: “AQSAZINE … READ MORE

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    Reminder: apply to Shameless

    March 16th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    This is just a reminder that you have less than one week to put your name forward to join Team Shameless. Here’s a reminder of what we’re looking for: Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is expanding its editorial team. Are you devoted to grassroots publishing? Do you have a commitment to anti-oppression and inclusive feminist politics? Do you have some time to volunteer and a vision for Shameless? Then … READ MORE

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    Shameless is growing!

    March 2nd, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is expanding its editorial team. Are you devoted to grassroots publishing? Do you have a commitment to anti-oppression and inclusive feminist politics? Do you have some time to volunteer and a vision for Shameless? Then we need you. We are looking for smart, sassy, shameless people to fill the following roles: A Managing Editor, who will oversee the magazine’s editorial production, assign and edit stories, … READ MORE

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    Donations to Help Haiti

    January 15th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    There’s a lot of information circulating from organizations accepting money for relief efforts in Port-au-Prince. Rather than going through giant communications corporations, why not donate directly to groups on the ground in Haiti? In my search for social-justice oriented organizations, I’ve come up with the women’s organization Madre and The Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. The Nation’s list of grassroots and progressive organizations is here. Where will you be donating? … READ MORE

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    Profile This! AQSAZINE Launch

    November 29th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    AQSAzine, a grassroots zine for 16-35 year-old women and trans people who identify as Muslim, is launching its second issue at a free event hosted in partnership with The AGO Youth Council. The event is also a launch for Making Noise! Muslim women and trans people video project, and Jasmine Magazine, the first Palestinian Magazine in Toronto. Making Noise! is an exciting hands-on media arts training that addresses the invisibility and negative portrayals of young Muslim … READ MORE

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    A new domestic order?

    September 28th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    There are few jobs in North America where exploitation of gender, race, and class intersect so sharply as in domestic work, where immigrant women from around the world labour in the homes of wealthy families in what are often dismal conditions: low wages, no security, fear of violence and deportation, and overwork. The situation of live-in caregivers (as they’re officially called by the state, erasing the fact that these women work, hard) in Canada briefly … READ MORE

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    Net Netrality Town Halls (and dance party!)

    June 4th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Net neutrality - the idea that the internet should be universally accessible to everyone without internet service providers deciding on levels and speeds of access - is shaping up to be an important media activist battle, especially for those of us who rely on the internet to produce alternative, independent media such as this very blog you’re reading. SaveOurNet.ca, the grassroots group working to keep the internet free from corporate interference, is holding a series of … READ MORE

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    Who Makes The News?

    May 9th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    In November, feminist media activists around the world will be participating in the fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the world’s largest research and advocacy project on gender in the news media. For one day, volunteers from grassroots community organizations, university researchers and media workers will track news media around the world to determine how women and gender issues are represented, document stereotyping in news media, and find out how women participate as newsmakers (as … READ MORE

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    Take Back Our Radio

    March 10th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, the programmers who were “fired” from CKLN — including hosts from CKLN’s only feminist programs, as well as trans, queer, and activist programmers — are holding a five-hour broadcast tomorrow from a pub around the corner from the radio station that locked them out. The broadcast will feature voices otherwise silenced in the mainstream, as well as focus on community grassroots media across this country, its significance and importance. Visit … READ MORE

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    Reminder: Beauty (Mis)represented? is tomorrow

    March 4th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    I hope some of you can make it to this. The panel features folks with a diverse range of views on the practice of photo-retouching and advertising, including folks who work in/with the advertising industry. Announcing the first event in the Media Action Presents series: Beauty (Mis)Represented: What’s the matter with airbrushing advertisements? Is photo-manipulation in advertising benign and irrelevant, or damaging and indefensible? Join Media Action Media (formerly known as MediaWatch) in its first public discussion as … READ MORE

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    Beauty (Mis)Represented

    February 20th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Announcing the first event in the Media Action Presents series: Beauty (Mis)Represented: What’s the matter with airbrushing advertisements? Is photo-manipulation in advertising benign and irrelevant, or damaging and indefensible? Join Media Action Media (formerly known as MediaWatch) in its first public discussion as we debate the issue from all sides. Featuring: Shari Graydon (author, activist and Media Action Media member) Stacey May Fowles (publisher of Shameless Magazine and author of Be Good) Tonika Morgan (community activist and member of … READ MORE

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