Meet the Bloggers

  • Nathan Adler

    Nathan Adler is a writer and artist who works in many different mediums, including video, film, drawing & painting, as well as glass and installation. He currently works as a glass-artist, and is working on a novel. He is a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation.

  • Tammy Beers

    Tammy Beers is an Anishinaabe blogger, activist and artist living in Toronto. She is in her third year of the political science specialist program at the University of Toronto. Find her blog at aakdewin.wordpress.com

  • Raisa Bhuiyan

    Raisa Bhuiyan has a passion for writing and cares deeply about matters of anti-racism and justice in feminism and social housing.

  • Jenny Blaser

    Jenny Blaser is a young, Deaf and Disabled Queer who loves all things pink and butterflies. She is a chronic story teller who uses narrative as an act of resistance and reclamation of identity and experience.

  • Vijaya Chikermane

    Vijaya has been an avid collaborator in the fields of HIV/AIDS, sexual health and gender equity for over ten years. She is the Executive Director at the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) and sits on loads of Boards and Committees with amazing racialized women. Vijaya is excited about sharing and exchanging ideas on Shameless about the things that affect cis and trans women in our local, global and in-between world.

  • Maranda Elizabeth

    Maranda Elizabeth is a zinester & genderqueer broke femme, writing about mental health & illness, friendship, magic, self-care, support, & creativity. marandaelizabeth.com

  • Shoshana Erlich

    I am a disabled, D(d)eaf?, queer, feminist, genderqueer who doesn’t do “shut up and look pretty” very well. I’m loud and out there and I’m not afraid to call things like I see them.

  • Natasha Leite

    Natasha Leite is a feminist, activist, vegetarian, cat-lover, writer, development worker and film buff. She has worked with gender, violence prevention and participation for the last 9 years in Latin America, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific. She writes about access to rights, gender-based violence and the world wide perspectives on gender-relations.

  • Beth Lyons

    Beth is a young(,) queer(,) feminist rabble-rouser located on the East Coast where she works as the Associate Director of YWCA Moncton.

  • Josée Madéia

    Josée Madéia is a franco-ontarian writer, a community developer, and a new mother. She’s on the verge of taking up farming in rural Québec. Her website is http://madeia.wordpress.com.

  • Sarah Mangle

    Sarah Mangle lives in Montreal where she writes, draws, and copy edits. Sarah approaches her writing with love and critical reflection.

  • Becky Martyn

    Becky Martyn lives in Toronto and loves playing and listening to music, taking photos, riding her bike, eating and cooking, doing crafts, travelling and meeting new people. She currently plays keys in Superlion and is working on a new musical project.

  • Jackie Mlotek

    Jackie Mlotek is a social work student at Ryerson University. You will usually find her wearing all black and talking about Beyonce. She likes furry animals, spending too much time on Tumblr, intersectional feminism, and pizza. She also writes for ypnhoi.com and volunteers with Planned Parenthood Toronto.

  • deb singh

    deb singh is a warrior activist. She works at loving herself, anti-oppression and having fun in this not-so-fun-all-the-time world. She gets her money from the Toronto Rape crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape as a Counselor and Activist. She loves writing and living what she speaks.

  • Kaylie Sorrenti

    Kaylie Sorrenti is a twenty year old non-binary student living in London, Ontario. They enjoy sex positive discussion, activism, and sushi (in no particular order). kayliesorrenti.wordpress.com

  • RJ Vandrish

    RJ Vandrish (aka Rory Jade Grey) is a genderqueer writer (Shameless; The Spill), actor/playwright, musician (Lez Gauches), comedian, activist and sometimes other things too.

  • Anne Thériault

    Anne Thériault is a feminist, social agitator and general smarty-pants. She enjoys writing, cussing, and looking at cute pictures of animals on the internet.