Posts by Stacey May Fowles

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    She’s Shameless chosen as part of Toronto Public Library’s Word Out! 2010

    July 19th, 2010     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    She’s Shameless has been picked to be part of the Toronto Public Library’s Word Out! 2010 reading program for teens. August 9-15 the book will be featured and discussed online as part of the initiative. With wit and honesty, the writers share stories of their teen experiences (both positive and negative) on everything from pop culture to high school principals. The book is founded on Shameless magazine’s tradition of smart, sassy, honest and inclusive writing, and … READ MORE

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    Shameless Mag Needs Your Support to Thrive!

    July 7th, 2010     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    An exciting, brand new issue is being polished up while I type this, so there’s no better time to subscribe to Shameless Magazine and make sure you’re the first to get your hands on it! Order online for only $12! Get in on the action right now and enjoy three fantastic issues of Canada’s favourite feminist magazine for teens! Already a subscriber? Please consider renewing, or making a small donation to help support the work we … READ MORE

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    Replenish!  A Pride Celebration with ‘A’ is for Orange

    June 17th, 2010     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    ‘A’ is for Orange - a reading series featuring queer Caribbean writers hosts Replenish! A Pride Celebration Friday, June 18, 2010 Palmerston Library Theatre 8 PM How do we re-energize when we get depleted? What gives us nourishment? Where do we go for restoration? Emerging and established queer Caribbean writers explore these questions through storytelling, dub, poetry, prose and spoken word. Co-hosted by Michele Chai and Kyisha Williams, the evening will feature fresh faces and familiar favourites including trey anthony, D-lishus, Dianah … READ MORE

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    Subscribe to Shameless for Only $12!

    May 14th, 2010     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Like what you see? Want to support independent media? Get Shameless delivered straight to your door, three times a year, for only $12, and save a couple bucks off the newsstand price to boot! Subscriptions are available through PayPal right now! Or, if you’d rather mail in a subscription form, you can print one off here (2,438K PDF). All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). Buy a two-year subscription and save an additional $2 off the normal … READ MORE

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    Shameless Magazine Makes a Great Gift!

    November 1st, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Not sure what to get that sassy, Shameless girl in your life this holiday season? We make it easy for you. Give her a meaningful, informative, entertaining gift that she actually wants — a whole year of Shameless for only $10! You can give Shameless as a gift for only $10! That’s right, for only $10 a strong young woman in your life will receive Shameless for a full year (three issues). You can buy and … READ MORE

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    Youth These Days: The Scream Youth Workshop

    July 7th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    The 2009 Scream Literary Festival Presents Youth These Days: The Scream Youth Workshop Sunday, July 12th, 2009 - 1 pm The Loop Studio at Wychwood Barns 601 Christie Street, Toronto Cost: PWYC The book may be dead, but words aren’t. What’s old is new again — narrative hip hop music is a dynamic occurrence of a thriving oral literary tradition. Led by hip hop artist Paul Sackichand and professional storyteller Rico Rodriguez, the Scream’s youth workshop provides an opportunity to learn how to add suspense … READ MORE

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    The Youth Activist Retreat

    July 7th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Check out this rad retreat happening in Manitoba this summer! The Youth Activist Retreat is a free, five-day overnight camp that brings together activists aged 16-20. YAR is a great place to meet other young folks who are interested in social change and to learn new skills and ideas. YAR 2009 is being held August 10th to 14th in Clearwater, Manitoba. During the week of the retreat, participants will take part in workshops and other events to learn … READ MORE

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    She’s Shameless on BlogTO!

    July 5th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    There’s a great write-up of the She’s Shameless launch and an interview with editor Megan Griffith-Greene, posted on BlogTO: When I was a kid there was Chickadee magazine and then Owl, and then the thinking girl was unceremoniously dumped off the science train of the Mighty Mites, and into the world of Tiger Beat. “Maybe you can think big thoughts again when you’re older,” the magazine rack seemed to say. “But the teen and pre-teen magazines that … READ MORE

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    She’s Shameless Launches Tonight!

    June 23rd, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    She’s Shameless launches TONIGHT in Toronto! SHE’S SHAMELESS / SHE’S WRITING Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St West, Toronto Tues June 23; 8pm (doors 7:30pm) $5 (or free with book purchase) With readings from Dianah Smith, Shannon Gerard, Zoe Whittall and Shannon Webb-Campbell. Prom and anti-prom attire encouraged! Here’s what people are already saying about She’s Shameles: “An offshoot of the self-described, ‘fiercely independent’ Shameless magazine, She’s Shameless is an anthology that boasts an array of autobiographical accounts taken from the lives … READ MORE

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    Metro Shows Us Some Love

    June 18th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    The lovely Canice Leung gives She’s Shameless some love in today’s edition of Metro: As a high-schooler, I spewed my emotions into a well-guarded journal. In English class, I read Virginia Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own. (Her theory: “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write.”) I wondered if self-reflection was my own rite of passage — a notion explored in She’s Shameless, an anthology to be … READ MORE

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    It has arrived!

    June 17th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    She’s Shameless is fresh off the printer and will be across Canada in bookstores shortly. We’d like to take this moment to sincerely thank all of our wonderful contributors who made this book such a fantastic project. We hope you’ll enjoy reading their courageous and exciting contributions as much as we enjoyed working with them! We’d also like to thank the wonderful folks at Tightrope Books for being supportive of the project from day one. If … READ MORE

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    She’s Shameless: E.J. MacBain

    June 15th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    In the weeks leading up to the launch of She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out, and fighting back, we’ll be posting sneak peak excerpts from the book. E.J. MacBain is a writer and editor living in the Northeast. Her nonfiction has previously appeared in Hip Mama magazine. She is the proud feminist mama of a toddler son and a baby daughter. I’m Still Here E.J. MacBain 1982: Roller skates with rainbow knee-highs, braided friendship bracelets wet … READ MORE

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    She’s Shameless: Amy Saxon-Bosworth

    June 9th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    In the weeks leading up to the launch of She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out, and fighting back, we’ll be posting sneak peak excerpts from the book. Amy Saxon Bosworth lives and writes from her home in the mountains outside of Nederland, Colorado. Her essays have been featured in Hearing Loss Magazine, Mamaphonic, and Hands and Voices. Her novella The Mean Time was a 2006 semi-finalist for Tin House’s Summer Literary Seminar, … READ MORE

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    She’s Shameless: Catherine Graham

    May 31st, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    In the weeks leading up to the launch of She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out, and fighting back, we’ll be posting sneak peak excerpts from the book. Our first post is Red Bars, by Catherine Graham. Catherine Graham is the author of The Watch, Pupa, and The Red Element. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto, the Haliburton School of the Arts, and through the City of Burlington. Her work has … READ MORE

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    She’s Shameless / She’s Writing: June 23rd

    May 21st, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Save the date! She’s Shameless launches June 23rd in Toronto at The Gladstone Hotel! Join the facebook group here! SHE’S SHAMELESS / SHE’S WRITING Shameless magazine and This Is Not A Reading Series celebrates the launch of She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out, and fighting back What media event five years ago transformed the lives of teenaged girls across North America? Here’s a clue: it had nothing to do with a boy wizard or the … READ MORE

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    The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19

    May 11th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    A message from our Shameless friends at Coach House Books: Coach House Books will launch its very first young adult novel with an event at the Toronto Public Library, and we hope you can join us to celebrate. The Lillian H. Smith branch (239 College Street) will host the launch of author Jocelyn Brown’s The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19. The Mitochondrial Curiosities is a crafty new take on the rites-of-passage novel. It follows fifteen-year-old … READ MORE

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    There’s no better time to support the mags you love.

    April 23rd, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    A brand new issue is being polished up while I type this, so there’s no better time to subscribe to Shameless Magazine! The bonus? We’re discounting our subscriptions for a limited time only. Think of it as a “recessionary tactic,” our way of giving you a little relief during some harder times. So don’t wait! Order online during our limited-time-only $10 sale! Our $10 sale won’t last much longer so get in on the action right … READ MORE

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    Shameless is Off to WAM!

    March 27th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    A number of Shameless staff members are off to the Women Action Media conference this weekend in Boston. We’re looking forward to meeting up with fantastic feminists from all over North America in a three day media/feminist geek out. Check out the WAM! homepage to see who is liveblogging the conference, or follow the #wam09 hash tag on twitter to get all the updates! … READ MORE

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    A Sneak Peek!

    March 23rd, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Over a year in the making, Shameless magazine’s very first book is set to launch in Toronto on June 23rd. For now, here’s a sneak peek at the beautiful cover (care of our very talented Art Director Sheila Sampath). You can pre-order the book online here, or ask for it at your local independent book store when spring has sprung. More details to follow! More details after the jump. From the team behind Shameless, the award-winning feminist … READ MORE

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    Muhammad Knight’s The Taqwacores

    February 17th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Michael Muhammad Knight’s The Taqwacores Arrives In Canada! This Is Not A Reading Series celebrates Freedom To Read Week with the Canadian premiere of Michael Muhammad Knight’s controversial novel about the Muslim-punk movement, The Taqwacores (Soft Skull Press). Montreal filmmaker Omar Majeed is currently working on Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, a feature documentary about the real-life bands who were inspired by Knight’s fictional creation. Majeed and Knight will show footage and discuss the politics … READ MORE

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