Posts by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: The third annual Talking Back Awards is here!

    August 18th, 2017     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    UpdatE: we’ve extended the deadline to Monday, September 25 at midnight! Get those submissions in! SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: TALKING BACK AWARDS Shameless is now accepting submissions for our third annual creative writing contest, the Talking Back Awards! The deadline for all submissions is Monday September 25, 2017 at midnight. What is Shameless? Shameless is an independent, volunteer-run, grassroots magazine for teen girls and trans youth. We are a fresh alternative to typical teen magazines, packed with articles about arts, culture … READ MORE

  • NEW SHAMELESS TALKS PODCAST: Politics LIVE!

    June 27th, 2017     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    A new ep. of Shameless Talks is here! Hosted by one of our editors, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this podcast is an accessory to our print issues and will bring you even more of the smart & fierce discussions you’ve come to expect from the pages of Shameless. In this episode, we’re talking Politics! And it’s a very special one because it’s our first-ever live episode, a recording of our Politics issue launch where storytellers … READ MORE

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    NEW SHAMELESS TALKS PODCAST: independence survival guide

    March 28th, 2017     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    A new ep. of Shameless Talks is here! Hosted by our arts editor, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this podcast is an accessory to our print issues and will bring you even more of the kind of smart & fierce discussion you’ve come to expect from the pages of Shameless. In this episode, we’re talking about Independence! You’ll hear from Vivek Shraya, a multi-disciplinary artist, writer and musician, talk about trying out different methods to fine-tune … READ MORE

  • New Shameless Talks podcast: Music!

    November 25th, 2016     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    A new ep. of Shameless Talks is here! Hosted by our arts editor, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this podcast is an accessory to our print issues and will bring you even more of the kind of smart & fierce discussion you’ve come to expect from the pages of Shameless. In this episode, we’re talking music! You’ll hear from Brighid Fry, a teen singer-songwriter, on learning how to get good at it and about what to … READ MORE

  • New Shameless Talks Podcast: Shadeism

    July 1st, 2016     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    A new ep. of Shameless Talks is here! Hosted by our arts editor, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this podcast is an accessory to our print issues and will bring you even more of the kind of smart & fierce discussion you’ve come to expect from the pages of Shameless. This episode we welcome Shameless editors past and present as guest hosts. They explore shadeism - the discrimination of skin tone within race and talk about … READ MORE

  • Shameless Talks Short: Mini podcast for our Alternative Beauty Issue launch

    February 17th, 2016     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    A new ep. of Shameless Talks is here! Well, a mini-ep. Hosted by our arts editor, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this short podcast - dubbed Shameless Talks Short - was recorded at our Alternative Beauty issue launch in January 2016. We set up at the Artists’ Newsstand at the TTC’s Chester Station and asked passers-by what makes them feel beautiful. Take a listen! Want to tell us what makes you feel beautiful? Tweet us … READ MORE

  • New Shameless Talks podcast: Sex!

    January 19th, 2016     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    A new ep. of Shameless Talks is here! Hosted by our arts editor, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this podcast is an accessory to our print issues and will bring you even more of the kind of smart & fierce discussion you’ve come to expect from the pages of Shameless. In this episode, we’re talking sex. You’ll hear from Andy Villanueva of Project Slut, a collective that set out to abolish their high school’s sexist dress … READ MORE

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    New episode of the Shameless Talks podcast now up!

    August 12th, 2015     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    The second episode of Shameless Talks is here! Hosted by our arts editor, Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, this podcast will be an accessory to our most current print issue, expanding on its theme to bring you even more of the kind of smart & fierce discussion you’ve come to expect from the pages of Shameless. In this episode, we’re talking environmental justice. You’ll meet Rebecca Mandamin, a teen who helps run a group called Ferda … READ MORE

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    We proudly present our new podcast, Shameless Talks!

    April 17th, 2015     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    And we can’t wait to share it with you. READ MORE

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    Shameless Presents: Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour Documentary

    October 22nd, 2011     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    This rockumentary of the seminal feminist electro-clash band Le Tigre follows them on tour as they promote their last album (This Island) and gives viewers a chance to see just what it’s like to be a touring all-female rock band. The doc has plenty of concert footage, backstage antics and archival interviews. But JD Samson, Johanna Fateman and Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill) also talk about some of the challenges they’ve faced being an all-girl … READ MORE

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    Shameless Launch Party October 3rd!

    October 1st, 2010     by Julia De Laurentiis Johnson     Comments

    We here at Shameless have some very exciting news: for the first time in a long time, Shameless is throwing a launch party! Come help us celebrate the release of our Fall 2010 issue (the cycling issue!) at the wheelchair accessible Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor St. W) on October 3rd from 3-6pm. It’s an all ages event and just $5 to get in, which includes a free copy of the latest issue. Featuring: Allie Hughes DJ Maggie … READ MORE