• In the Blog

    40 Blogs and a Mule

    May 4th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Hello dedicated readers! This is my 40th blog entry with Shameless Magazine. Attention must be paid! First, I would like to thank every reader who has ever spent their valuable time reading my entries. I truly appreciate you and thank you for caring what I think about stuff. Second, a major appreciation to Sheila, Julia, Meg and Naz for working with me over the past 40 blogs. I am so grateful for your confidence and for allowing … READ MORE

  • Announcements

    An open letter to the editors of rabble.ca

    May 1st, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    We are feminists, grassroots community groups and organizations that support intersectional feminism. We are concerned about your ongoing relationship with Meghan Murphy as one of your editors. Murphy has been publishing material that dehumanizes and disrespects women with different experiences and perspectives than hers for many years, in particular Black women, women in the sex industry and trans women. By allowing Murphy to continue as an editor at Rabble.ca you are giving a platform to her hate and we are writing to demand that you end your association with her as editor and columnist. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 30

    April 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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  • Announcements

    We proudly present our new podcast, Shameless Talks!

    April 17th, 2015     by Team Shameless     Comments

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

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 15

    April 15th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Girl in a Band: Kim Gordon and Memories Recalled

    April 13th, 2015     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Last month, Kim Gordon, singer, bassist, and guitarist in Sonic Youth, as well as artist, writer, and actor, released Girl in a Band: A Memoir. Girl in a Band is definitely not a Sonic Youth biography. It hardly requires readers to be familiar with the band’s music, and is definitely not a fans-only read. With the recent resurgence of interest in the 90s music scene (cemented when Nirvana t-shirts went on sale at Top Shop), Girl in a Band will certainly be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about one of its most important—and, if I haven’t stressed this enough, coolest—figures. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Sybil and Clyde Part Two

    April 10th, 2015     by Dana Mitchell     Comments

    Youth writer Dana Mitchell’s story Sybil and Clyde was first published in Issue 27, The Tech Issue. Now, the fiction continues! Check out part two of Sybil and Clyde. READ MORE

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    Award Winning Métis Author Inaugural Writer in Residence

    April 9th, 2015     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    On March 7, 2015, a small crowd gathered to celebrate the appointment of Award winning Metis author Cherie Dimaline as the 1st Aboriginal Writer in Residence at a Toronto Public Library—the North York Central Library. READ MORE

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    Do-It-Yourself Smut: Writing the Erotic

    April 9th, 2015     by Danielle Gehl     Comments

    A couple years ago, I ran a workshop called “Writing Our Desires: DIY Literotica.” I was thrilled and happily scandalized by the way folks threw themselves into the discussion and activities, calling out sexy words and body parts and constructing scenarios and storylines that made other participants go “Oooh.” The workshop confirmed my suspicion that lots of us want to write smut and will gladly do so when given the time and space. Erotic writing can take the form of fiction, journaling, songs, poems, love letters, sexts and more. If you can write simple sentences, you can write erotica. I dare you to try. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 8

    April 8th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Film Review: 52 Tuesdays

    April 7th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    52 Tuesdays (Directed by Sophie Hyde) is a sweet film about Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), a teenage girl in Australia, and her mother, James (Del Herbert-Jane), who is transitioning from female to male and asks Billie for a year on his own to get accustomed to transitioning. The duo agrees to spend every Tuesday night together for a year, so they can still stay in touch. Both James and Tom - Billie’s Dad - are young … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent: The Foundation of Love

    April 3rd, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    As a privileged person, I was able to access many resources during my Maternity Leave to learn how to be a better parent. And, I accessed those resources. Like everything in my life, I achieve by learning so it was no surprise that I took full advantage of the City of Toronto’s Public Health departments parenting resources. For one, I started with the online prenatal classes, and, I was able to take 2 more Mom’s groups … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 2

    April 2nd, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Four Things Never to Say to (this) Chronically Ill Friend

    March 30th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Since autumn, I’ve been home with a serious viral illness. There’s a lot I could write about my experience: the endless battles with my HMO for appropriate care; how much I’m really envying citizens of countries with universal health care; the indifferent doctors; my fears about my condition. Fortunately, many friends and family members have been very supportive of me. Unfortunately, not everyone has been helpful. It’s led me to compile this list of the top four things they’ve said to completely piss me off. READ MORE

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    Bigger Than Tragedy

    March 18th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS INFO ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND LINKS THAT DESCRIBE VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST CHILDREN. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: February March 18

    March 18th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Catcall for What?

    March 17th, 2015     by Claudia Chen     Comments

    The “Catcall for What?” music video was sparked by a group of young women of colour sharing their experiences of being harassed on the street. In this video, young women of colour reframe sexual harassment: the perpetrators of catcalling are no longer the focal point of the story; rather, it’s the strong women who are taking a stand and adding some fun to it (with stuffed cats) who really tell the story. READ MORE

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    Review: Girlhood (Bande de filles)

    March 12th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    In one of my favourite classes I took last year, my professor told us a story about her then toddler aged son. His hair was long and he wore it in a braid, and some of the other kids at the daycare asked him if he was a girl or “why he had long hair like a girl”. He responded sombrely, “There are many ways to be a boy in this world”. I tell this … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: March 11

    March 11th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    American Horror Story: Ableism, Voyeurism and Popular Culture

    March 10th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    On October 8, 2014 the fourth season of American Horror Story, Freak Show, premiered. The season aired for four months, concluding on January 21, 2015. The trailer’s (watch here) opening line speaks to the tangible ways in which ableism - any form of discrimination or social prejudice against Persons with Disabilities (PWD) - and voyeurism - the fervent observation of sensational subjects, typically from a distance or secret vantage point - continually intertwine to reinforce the cultural subjugation of bodies that fall outside normative conventions. READ MORE

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