Posts by Sheila Sampath

  • Web Features

    Editor’s letter: Labour of Love

    January 28th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    On November 2, 2011, Oakland went on strike. In a formidable display of solidarity and support, workers across the city united in opposition to oppressive government policies, industry exploitation and state violence. At home in Toronto, I watched while an estimated three thousand protesters successfully forced an operational halt to the Oakland Port. I was moved when I saw local businesses shut down in solidarity and I cried when I saw hundreds of school-aged children carrying … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Issue 19 out now!

    January 18th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    On November 2, 2011, Oakland went on strike. In a formidable display of solidarity and support, workers across the city united in opposition to oppressive government policies, industry exploitation and state violence. At home in Toronto, I watched while an estimated three thousand protesters successfully forced an operational halt to the Oakland Port. I was moved when I saw local businesses shut down in solidarity and I cried when I saw hundreds of school-aged children carrying … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Politics issue out!

    November 15th, 2011     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    I’ve never felt disillusioned by the role or the intent of the Canadian government. That’s because I’ve never believed it works in my best interests, or in the best interests of most people I know. Still, from the time I turned 18, I did my best to make it work: I voted. I worked for a major political party. And I even came a breath away from running for one myself (note: never share empanadas … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Spring Issue on the Press!

    May 3rd, 2011     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    This March marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. To honour the occasion, The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente got her hate on and wrote a scathing letter to Canadian feminists. The message: it’s 2011 and feminism is irrelevant. Get over it! Shameless blogger Emma Woolley fought back. On our newly re-launched and fresh-faced blog, she brought forth the kind of sass that does us proud — the smart, articulate kind — the kind that … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Shameless is hiring!

    February 28th, 2011     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring a features 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 features editor. Job description: * Works with the editorial team to plan and assign … READ MORE

  • Web Features

    Editor’s Letter

    December 12th, 2010     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Earlier this year, we released a new mandate and, with it, we sent out a call: we are Shameless, and we are putting together a team of people devoted to grassroots publishing, each with a commitment to antioppression and inclusive feminist politics; each with time, vision and a desire to work many (many) hours to bring this unapologetic alternative magazine to young women and trans youth. Three times a year. Admittedly, it was a tall order. … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    New issue out soon!

    December 7th, 2010     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Earlier this year, we released a new mandate and, with it, we sent out a call: we are Shameless, and we are putting together a team of people devoted to grassroots publishing, each with a commitment to antioppression and inclusive feminist politics; each with time, vision and a desire to work many (many) hours to bring this unapologetic alternative magazine to young women and trans youth. Three times a year. Admittedly, it was a tall order. … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Thirty Years of Take Back the Night

    October 21st, 2010     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    This Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the Annual Take Back the Night rally and march in Toronto. Take Back the Night is about women and trans people reclaiming our streets and bringing visibility and public awareness to the impact of sexual and gender-based violence in our communities. Our stories include those of personal and domestic violence, institutional, and political violence. They come together, once a year, to take over the streets and to create new … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Fall issue coming soon!

    August 24th, 2010     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    When I joined Team Shameless as art director in 2006, I couldn’t have predicted the impact the magazine would have on my life. Shameless gave me more than an opportunity to flex my design muscles: I became part of an amazing community of inspiring feminists, each with stories to tell and endless energy with which to tell them. That’s just one of the reasons that I was excited to step into my new, additional role … READ MORE

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