Posts by Sheila Sampath

  • 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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Wanted: teen writers!

    January 30th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Are you a teen with something to say? Shameless wants to hear from you! We are looking for opinionated female- and trans- identified youth to write for our magazine’s She Said/She Said column. No experience necessary! Please email wire@shamelessmag.com for more information. … READ MORE

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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