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    We have always remained connected to one another in small and big ways

    November 7th, 2019     by CJ Blennerhassett     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the seventh post in the series, past Shameless Front of Book editor CJ Blennerhassett writes about the relationships she formed during her time at Shameless. READ MORE

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    When I was a young adult, I was shameless. And then I wasn’t.

    October 24th, 2019     by Denise Reich     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the sixth post in the series, Shameless contributor Denise Reich writes about how Shameless helped her find her voice again. READ MORE

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    Writing is how I make a difference

    October 8th, 2019     by Jean Boampong     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the fifth post in the series, Shameless features editor Jean Boampong describes Shameless’ community of practice and the space that has been created for young, marginalized folks. READ MORE

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    Shameless reminded me that another world was possible

    September 24th, 2019     by Kaleigh Trace     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the fourth post in the series, Shameless reader Kaleigh Trace describes how she found solace in Shameless. READ MORE

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    Shameless makes me hopeful for today

    September 12th, 2019     by Jessica Balmer     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the fourth post in the series, former reviews editor, Jessica Balmer, describes how Shameless is both process and community. READ MORE

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    Shameless came into my life when I was looking for community

    August 27th, 2019     by Manisha Claire     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the third post in the series, former arts editor, Manisha Claire, describes how Shameless came to be her “creative outlet, classroom and community centre.” READ MORE

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    My Mental Health Routine

    August 15th, 2019     by Alexandra Few     Comments

    If you spend your nights falling down the YouTube rabbit hole like I do, you might be familiar with the popular video trend of morning routines. You know, those videos where the person sets up their camera equipment, presses record, hurries back to their bed, “wakes up”, and then goes through their seemingly perfect day. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy and find inspiration from these videos, and I only wish I could wake up … READ MORE

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    “I recall, with zero shame, how Shameless’s logo drew me toward its booth”

    August 12th, 2019     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In our second post in the series, long-time contributor Marta Balcewicz writes about discovering Shameless for the first time. READ MORE

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    “I remember desperately wanting to make a magazine for my teenage self”

    July 23rd, 2019     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In our first post in the series, Shameless co-founder Melinda Mattos takes us back to the beginning. READ MORE

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    The Positives of Positive Self-Talk on Mental Health

    June 25th, 2019     by Alexandra Few     Comments

    Content Warning: Discussions of anxiety Our mind has many thoughts on a day-to-day basis – experts believe around 60,000 to 80,000 a day! Many of those thoughts come to us consciously, meaning we are aware of them, and sometimes thoughts can come unconsciously, meaning they can just pop up out of nowhere. What remains constant is the pattern of our thoughts. Some folks can remain in a pattern of negative thoughts about themselves and those around … READ MORE

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    Pushing Past Panic Attacks

    April 3rd, 2019     by Alexandra Few     Comments

    Content Warning: Dealing with Panic Attacks Anyone who has experienced a panic attack will tell you just how unpleasant they are. Panic attacks are different from moments of panic. Those instances where you’re frantically rushing to get somewhere so you won’t be late or that feeling you get when you lost something important, are not necessarily what you would feel during a panic attack, but some of the symptoms can be similar. Before I get into … READ MORE

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    Anxiety & Technology

    March 14th, 2019     by Alexandra Few     Comments

    Content Warning: Technological ways to deal with Anxiety If you’re dealing with an anxiety disorder, you know first hand what it’s like trying to live your best life, while simultaneously having that heart racing, nauseating, “get me out of my own head” feeling that loves to attach to you like a permanent backpack. I know those feelings all too well, and for me, my anxiety will always be there. However, over the years I have figured … READ MORE

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    Your Voice Matters and You’re Not Allowed to Go Away: Advice from the Creators of Super Zee

    August 7th, 2018     by Melanie Butler     Comments

    Nathalie Younglai, Farah Merani and Gillian Müller are multi-talented media makers committed to changing the industry. Together, they are three-fourths of the producing team behind the queer Black superhero comedy Super Zee (The fourth, Jay Vaidya, was out making the next ground-breaking project at the time of our interview). In the first part of our conversation, we talked about the making of Super Zee and its all-POC crew. Here, they share insight about their careers, self-doubt and why you should ignore what people say about how to make it in showbiz. READ MORE

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    Meet the Super Women Behind Super Zee!

    July 30th, 2018     by Melanie Butler     Comments

    Super Zee is an action comedy about a queer Black superhero saving the world from microaggressions. The crew behind it is made up entirely of People of Colour. I had the privilege of talking about the show, the biz, and challenging what’s possible, with three of Super Zee’s four creators. (The fourth, writer-producer Jay Vaidya, was out working on the next ground-breaking project at the time of our interview.) READ MORE

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    HOT DOCS 2018, REVIEWS PART 2

    May 2nd, 2018     by Tina Zafreen Alam     Comments

    Featuring documentaries from across the world, the Hot Docs festival in Toronto runs from April 26 to May 6, 2018. Check out part two of our reviews series featuring the films Mr. SOUL! and Harvest Moon. Hot Docs offers free same-day tickets for all screenings before 5:00 p.m. to students with valid photo I.D. at the venue box offices (subject to availability). READ MORE

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    Hot Docs 2018, Reviews Part 1

    April 23rd, 2018     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    Featuring documentaries from across the world, the Hot Docs festival in Toronto runs from April 26 to May 6, 2018. Check out part one of our reviews series, featuring the films People’s Republic of Desire, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, and Netizens. Hot Docs offers free same-day tickets for all screenings before 5:00 p.m. to students with valid photo I.D. at the venue box offices (subject to availability). READ MORE

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    Oscar Movie Roundup! I, Tonya: Skating by to tell a different story

    March 1st, 2018     by Chloe MacPherson     Comments

    In the lead up to the Oscars, we will be posting reviews for some of the nominated movies. The forth review in our series is for I, Tonya, which received three nominations, including Best Actress (Margot Robbie) and Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney). READ MORE

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    Oscar Movie Roundup! The Shape of Water

    February 28th, 2018     by Courtney Edgar     Comments

    In the lead up to the Oscars, we will be posting reviews for some of the nominated movies. The third review in our series is for The Shape of Water, which received 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Original Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), and Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins). This review contains spoilers for The Shape of Water. READ MORE

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    Oscar Movie Roundup! Agnès Varda, for the love of cinema

    February 26th, 2018     by Sabrina Papas     Comments

    In the lead up to the Oscars, we will be posting reviews for some of the nominated movies. The second review in our series is for Faces Places, nominated for Best Documentary Feature. READ MORE

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    Oscar Movie Roundup! Lady Bird

    February 22nd, 2018     by Samantha Nock     Comments

    In the lead up to the Oscars, we will be posting reviews for some of the nominated movies. Our first review is for Lady Bird, which garnered five nominations, for Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf), and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (Greta Gerwig). READ MORE

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