Posts by Sheila Sampath

  • Behind the Scenes

    Tech Issue Out Now!

    October 29th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Our new issue is on the stands! Check out Sheila’s letter from the editor. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Mid-Week Round-up: July 16

    July 16th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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

  • In the Blog

    Mid-week ROUND UP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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

  • Behind the Scenes

    Fashion Issue Out Now!

    June 30th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Even the lightest piece of clothing can carry the heaviest weight. A simple t-shirt is made up of the threads of nature, labour, struggle and resilience through colonialism, capitalism and globalization. It’s then re-imagined in our wardrobes to signal culture, style and politics, to reflect our personalities and to subvert or challenge stifling norms. Fashion does this in the most personal of ways — on our bodies — leaving us with a lot to unravel. READ MORE

  • Behind the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes: New Site

    March 5th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Welcome to the new shamelessmag.com! The site’s been months in the works and is the product of a wonderful collaboration between team Shameless, The Public and Amphibian. We couldn’t be happier! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Made with love: Shameless presents the love and relationships issue

    January 5th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    I’ve been editing Shameless for three-and-a-half years now, and this letter, by far, has been the hardest for me to sit down and write. In working on this issue, I’ve come to realize that love and relationships aren’t things that we can talk about in abstract ways, because we experience them in such concrete and deeply personal ways. Relationships are loaded (everybody has strong opinions about how things should be), scary (they require honesty, trust, … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Unfinished Business Release New Video!

    October 6th, 2013     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Friends of Shameless (and also, Canada’s youngest punk band?), Unfinished Business, have just released their first music video for their hit song, EPIC FAIL (a huge hit when they played our Labour Issue launch party last year!). Check it out below, and visit their Facebook page for upcoming shows! … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    New issue out now!

    September 27th, 2013     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    When the Shameless editorial staff first proposed a sports issue I started having flashbacks to gym class: the thanks-for-trying Canada Fitness certificates, never being able to catch anything ever, the pain in my chest every time I tried to run. Coming in last, getting picked last, hiding my body in the change room. Letting everybody down. I dealt with the trauma back then by learning to fake cramps through pretty much any physical activity. Eventually … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    The Shameless Justice issue: on its way!

    June 10th, 2013     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    I can’t remember the first time someone told me that “life isn’t fair,” but I know that I’ve heard it too many times to count. It’s hard to remember a month in my adult life where I haven’t had it said to me, and, in the process of sitting down to write this letter, I realize that it’s entirely likely a month hasn’t gone by when I haven’t said it to someone else. When I reflect … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Shameless is looking for a new arts editor!

    April 8th, 2013     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless magazine, a Canadian, independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is looking for a volunteer arts editor. 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 a smart, sassy, shameless person to work as our new arts editor. This is an editorial position. Job description:x2028x2028 * Works … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Calling all trans, gender queer, two spirit, gender variant, and questioning youth!

    February 11th, 2013     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Tired of how poorly we are represented in the media? Fed up with being measured against beauty standards that don’t celebrate you? Tired of comic books that fail to represent you? Tired of stories about trans people written by cis folks? Want to read stories you can relate to? ……..well…… Why not write those stories and make that media? Super Trans Powers is an upcoming workshop series offered by Supporting Our Youth and ArtReach Toronto at the Sherbourne Health Centre, … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Get schooled: new issue on its way!

    January 1st, 2013     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    The academy is not paradise. But learning is a place where paradise can be created. The classroom with all its limitations remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labour for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    We’re looking for a new columns editor!

    December 10th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring a columns editor. 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 a smart, sassy, shameless person to work as our new columns editor. Job description:x2028 * Works with the editorial team to plan and assign … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Take care: new issue on its way!

    October 11th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    What do we talk about when we talk about health? Most of the ways that we talk about health have to do with our bodies. But the true meaning of health runs both much deeper and broader than that. Systems of health operate on every level; from the cellular to the personal, relational, familial, community and state level. And, what’s most interesting about these systems of health is how they function and rely on one another. … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    The future of feminism?

    October 7th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Earlier this week, I was a guest on TVO’s The Agenda. For those of you outside Ontario (or without a television), The Agenda is a nightly current-affairs program, engaging in debates and discussions about politics, culture and society. (Note: video will be online soon; in the meantime, audio can be found here) I was contacted by a producer of the show, Allison Buchan-Terrell, who invited me to be a guest panelist. As I understood it, the … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Shameless is looking for a head of research!

    September 5th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless magazine, a Canadian independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring a head of research. 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 a smart, sassy, shameless person to work as our new head of research. Job description:x2028 * Works with the Editorial Director to … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Join team Shameless!

    July 6th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring a front-of-book editor. 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 a smart, sassy, shameless person to work as our new front-of-book editor. Job description: * Works with the editorial team to plan and assign … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Fight Like a Girl

    May 18th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Outside my work with Shameless, I run an activist design studio called The Public. This March, I was proud to be a co-facilitator of the Fight Like a Girl Activist Training Job, hosted by Newcomer Women Services Toronto. Fight Like a Girl was a two-week paid job in which twenty-four young women came together to talk about racism, forced marriage, gender-based violence and bullying, learn about media literacy and creation, and kick some serious ass … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    New issue on its way!

    May 17th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Late last year, we published our first-ever labour issue, sharing stories of working people in an effort to create solidarity, community and dialogue. The issue looked at different kinds of work, how work is affected by other social identities like gender and status, and explored the challenges of finding ways of working with dignity, fairness and respect. If wage labour is the heart of the capitalist machine, money is its lifeblood. As working people beat tirelessly … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Shameless is hiring!

    February 15th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring a for multiple roles both in and outside of the GTA. 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 a smart, sassy, shameless people to fill the following roles: Events co-ordinator Job description: x2028* Works with … READ MORE

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