Posts by Julia Horel

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Rae Spoon

    December 17th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    You may already be familiar with Canadian writer and indie musician Rae Spoon’s body of work. Long recognized as a genre-defying singer-songwriter whose 2008 album Superioryouareinferior was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, just last year Spoon published their first book, First Spring Grass Fire. Nominated for a Lambda award (the biggest award for LGBTQ books!), First Spring Grass Fire is a collection of short stories about growing up queer in Alberta… READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor (and editor): Sheila Sampath

    December 12th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Sheila Sampath has been deeply involved in grassroots and anti-oppressive activism in Toronto since the early 2000s. A former chair at the board for the Rape Crisis Centre/Multi-cultural Women Against Rape, Sheila became serious about helping others when she sought help from a rape crisis centre in her hometown at the age of eighteen… READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Remember well, and take action, every day of the year

    December 6th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    From YWCA Moncton’s associate director and sometimes-Shameless blogger Beth Lyons: Dec. 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the 24th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre in which 14 young women were murdered at an engineering school. It also marks the last day of the annual 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence initiative that began on Nov. 25, the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence … READ MORE

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    Almost But Not Quite Touching: an interview with the co-creators

    December 4th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Almost But Not Quite Touching is the debut play of the Tough Toots Theatre Folks, performed in October of this year in Toronto. A completely re-written and re-imagined version of a previous play of the same name and entirely written, directed and performed by women and trans* folks, Almost But Not Quite Touching was described by its creators as follows: “Be prepared to laugh, to learn, and to cry. Enter the minds of real people … READ MORE

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    Letters Lived Contributor: Grace Lee Boggs

    December 3rd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing information about the amazing contributors to Letters Lived: Radical reflections, revolutionary paths. To kick it off, we’re taking a look at the life and work of the incredible Grace Lee Boggs, who wrote the book’s foreword. (NOTE: We could easily fill the entirety of the internet with writings about this amazing woman, but this is just a super small look. For further reading, we’ve provided links below… READ MORE

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    Hamilton event: A Celebration to Mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    November 26th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    SAVE THE DATE! The Office of Human Rights & Equity Services, The School of Social Work and the Accessibility Community of Practice invite you to: A Celebration to Mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Join us for an afternoon of arts, crafts, music, entertainment, the launch of the Accessibility Community of Practice Website and an informal meet & greet! Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 Time: 3:30pm to 6:30pm Location: CIBC Hall, McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC), 3rd floor (this … READ MORE

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    Bump And Jump With Shameless Magazine! Dance Party Featuring DJ cyborgmonkey & DJ Lizzy Mercier

    November 26th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    We are pleased to announce that our third fundraiser at the Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar is just around the corner on Wed. Dec. 4th. We are super excited to announce we’ll be having 2 rad-as-heck DJs spinning all night. DJ cyborgmonkey and DJ Lizzy Mercier will be spinning a radical mixture of riot grrrl/house/synthpop/electropunk and Minneapolis Sound (think Prince but weirder)/’90s hip hop/R&B/New Wave all night! Proceeds will be going to Shameless Magazine, a volunteer-run alt mag … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: Autonets Convergence - November 13

    November 11th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    This Wednesday, join us for this networking event between anti-violence organizers and tech makers to come up with new ways to use technology to end violence! There will be short intros by micha cardenas about Autonets, Farrah Khan about Barbra Schlifer Clinic and Joan Ruzsa of Ritten House talking about prison abolition. After that, we’ll have people introduce themselves and then get into small groups to brainstorm ways of using technology to end violence and … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: Tease Project

    October 31st, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    ASAAP and SAVAC would like to tease you starting at 5:30pm on Nov 6 at Beit Zatoun. The Tease Project is an initiative by and for South Asian youth focusing on arts and health. We aim to share a space with youth to challenge social perceptions around gender, culture, sexuality and identity. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this art exhibition and booklet launch will be showcasing all the artwork the youth have created in the … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: Linked Oppressions 2013

    October 28th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Linked Oppressions was born out of the realization that our individual lives and identities continue to be shaped by the intersection of multiple types of discrimination. The ways in which we are racialized and marked by gender, sexuality and dis/ability impact how we occupy certain spaces, negotiate personal relationships and encounter everyday realities. An annual tradition of the Equity Studies Students’ Union, Linked Oppressions is a week-long event series that examines how various forms of marginalization, … READ MORE

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    Love and Relationships Series: Dear Old Friend

    October 11th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Hello, readers! We had such fun with the sports-themed series that we’ve decided to continue the trend. To get you excited for the upcoming winter issue of Shameless, we’ll be posting a series of blog posts every Friday on the theme of love and relationships. What does love mean? Who are our relationships with? What kinds of love are there? Sound off in the comment section or email our blog editor with your feedback. If … READ MORE

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    Call for proposals: The HTMlles - Feminist festival of media arts + digital culture

    October 1st, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    The HTMlles - Feminist festival of media arts + digital culture 11th edition, November 2014, in Montreal Deadline: November 17, 2013 Taking place in Montreal, The HTMlles is an international biennial festival that brings together artists, scholars and activists who are passionate about critical engagement with new technologies from a feminist perspective. Based on a specific theme, each edition addresses urgent socio-political questions by pushing the boundaries of artistic and feminist practices. The HTMlles is produced by Studio XX, … READ MORE

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    Calling all Youth and Older Adults from the LGBTTIQQ2S community!

    September 30th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Calling all Youth and Older Adults from the LGBTTIQQ2S community! Would you like to: Meet other youth and older adults from the community? Celebrate our stories and histories? Share experiences across generations Have fun playing games and doing creative arts activities? Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal together? Come join Sunshine Centres for Seniors’ new program: Together, we are not alone: Rainbow Bridges Across Generations an intergenerational project for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Two-Spirit Older Adults (55 and up) and … READ MORE

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    Culture Days = Feminist Art Collage Party

    September 10th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Where: Hosted by Walnut Contemporary, 201 Niagara Street (entrance along the side) ** please note this is not an accessible venue ** What: An interactive art gathering inspired by feminism Who: Organized by the FAC Committee with a performance by Helene Vosters When: Sunday September 29th, 1:00pm Feminist Art Conference (FAC) Does Culture Days with a Feminist Collage Art Party FAC is very excited to be included among more than 7,000 free activities that are registered to take … READ MORE

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    Building Allyship for Safer Campuses and Communities

    August 31st, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    The STARS Project is a program for LGBTQ* youth and allies ages 13-21 at Delisle Youth Services. It is our goal to engage college and university aged youth to build allyship on their campuses and in their communities by supporting the STARS project. STARS youth participants have launched a viral video project to start the conversation. Watch the videos and learn what STARS youth have to say about allyship, and then create your… own videos about … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance

    August 27th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    There has been a lot of writing on Miley Cyrus’s performance at the Video Music Awards this past weekend, from all angles. This one is important. From Ninjacate writing at Groupthink at Jezebel: As a black woman, I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Mikki Kendall, of Solidarity Is For White Women fame for managing to so perfectly encapsulate years of subjugation of black women by white women. With those five words, she was … READ MORE

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    Toronto: REQUIEM FOR A DREAM - A HALLOWEEN DRAG MUSICAL

    July 15th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    The Drag Musical Collective and Asian Arts Freedom School Presents…. Fog Machine On. CHECK Airy Voice. CHECK Too Much Fog. Fog Machine Off. CHECK ‘I am your worst fears. I am your greatest fantasy. Do you dream with your ancestors? Can you honor memories in your dreams? Can you imagine family, community or belonging? What are your nightmares? What is a sweet dream? Desirability, Sexuality and Love. Come Dream With Us!’ REQUIEM FOR A DREAM - A HALLOWEEN DRAG MUSICAL CHECK Interested in exploring theatre, song … READ MORE

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    TORONTO QUEER ZINE FAIR: Now accepting applications

    July 7th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    MISSION STATEMENT Toronto Queer Zine Fair seeks to make space for traditionally marginalized voices in the zine community. While accepting applications from all self-identified queer/trans* folks, TQZF chooses to prioritize the voices of trans women, trans women of colour, queer people of colour, indigenous/two-spirited folks, and non-binary folks. Toronto Queer Zine Fair is an alternative zine fair focusing on the radical and political history/philosophy of zines and giving a platform to those often under-represented in zine … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: Margin of Eras

    July 4th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    [Press release] Underground arts funders launch group exhibition in abandoned convenience store Opening event: July 12 7 p.m. to midnight 1181 Queen Street West, Toronto Exhibition runs July 12 - July 27 (Wednesday to Sunday, 12 -7 p.m.) Toronto - CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to funding and supporting emerging artists who live and work on the margins in Toronto. Margin of Eras marks CUE’s 3rd annual group show, where artwork funded over the past year will be exhibited. … READ MORE

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    Event: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in celebration of Mad Pride in Hamilton

    June 24th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    The Mad Hatter and the Mad Pride Hamilton Organizing Committee cordially invite you and your friends to tea. What: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in celebration of Mad Pride in Hamilton When: Saturday, July 27th from 1-5pm (tea at 1, open mic starts at 2) Where: First Pilgrim United Church / 200 Main Street East, Hamilton (wheelchair accessible) Who: All Mad people, consumer/survivors, people with lived experience or labeled with ‘mental illness’, those who experience distress/visions/voices/alternative realities/extreme states, and friends/supporters Cost: … READ MORE

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