Posts by Sheila Sampath

  • Announcements

    Music issue out now!

    June 23rd, 2016     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Our music issue has hit the stands! Check out our editor’s letter, with notes from our Youth Advisory Board! READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Alternative Beauty Issue Out Now!

    January 31st, 2016     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Beauty is resistance, and other thoughts on our new issue, on newsstands now! READ MORE

  • Behind the Scenes

    Sex Issue Out Now

    November 10th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    About a week before this issue went to print, Shameless won an award for Choice in Media from Planned Parenthood Toronto. I was proud to accept it on behalf of our little indie mag, not only because we’re hardcore fans of the vitally important work that Planned Parenthood does, but because for the past eleven years, we’ve seen honest, accurate, accessible information as central to agency and choice-making. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    *DEADLINE EXTENDED* Announcing the First Annual Talking Back Awards!

    July 29th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    DEADLINE EXTENDED! Shameless is now accepting submissions for our very first creative writing contest, the Talking Back Awards! The deadline for all submissions is Monday, September 7 2015 at midnight. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Generation Green

    July 23rd, 2015     by Jennifer Foden     Comments

    Saving the planet can seem like an enormous undertaking. There are so many issues to tackle: climate, waste, water, pollution, energy, and more. You may think one person, one group of friends, one school or one community can’t make a difference. Think again. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Join the Shameless Youth Advisory Board!

    June 15th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    It’s pretty simple. This is your magazine. We want your feedback, input and insight to drive its content. We want to include more youth voices, foster youth leadership, and work together to create the content that you want to read! Shameless is looking to fill 10–12 youth advisory board positions. Apply now! READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Environmental Justice Issue Out Now

    June 8th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Sheila’s editorial letter from the spring 2015 Environmental Justice issue. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    An open letter to the editors of

    May 1st, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    We are feminists, grassroots community groups and organizations that support intersectional feminism. We are concerned about your ongoing relationship with Meghan Murphy as one of your editors. Murphy has been publishing material that dehumanizes and disrespects women with different experiences and perspectives than hers for many years, in particular Black women, women in the sex industry and trans women. By allowing Murphy to continue as an editor at you are giving a platform to her hate and we are writing to demand that you end your association with her as editor and columnist. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Food issue out now!

    February 9th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    The Shameless food issue is on the stands and coming to a table near you. Sheila shares her editor’s letter from the issue. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Ten Years of Talking Back: Sheila Sampath

    November 13th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    In this final video in our Ten Years of Talking Back series, Editorial and Art Director Sheila Sampath talks about Shameless and why you should support us! READ MORE

  • Behind the Scenes

    Join Our Team!

    November 4th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless is looking for a new reviews editor! This reviews editor could be you! READ MORE

  • 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! 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

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