• Blog Series

    Dear teen Zehra

    April 17th, 2014     by Zehra     Comments

    Dear teen Zehra: I can’t imagine being in your shoes again, and I definitely don’t ever want to have to make the choices you will have to, again. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Rookie Yearbook-In-Review 2

    April 16th, 2014     by Zephyr McKenna     Comments

    Zephyr McKenna shares zir thoughts on Rookie’s second year, second yearbook, and the Toronto launch party at Magic Pony! READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Maker Monday: Animal Ears!

    April 14th, 2014     by Maya Peters     Comments

    We made amazing animal ear headbands, tails, and even part of a Glaceon (from Pokemon) costume! READ MORE

  • Web Features

    Storying Disabled Women’s Sexual and Intimate lives

    April 14th, 2014     by Kirsty Liddiard     Comments

    Dr. Kirsty Lidiard stories the sexual and intimate lives, selves, and bodies of disabled women, asking how can all of us strive to become shameless in our sexual lives? READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Changing the runway: Project Diversity fashion show challenges Eurocentric modeling norms

    April 11th, 2014     by Shannon Clarke     Comments

    “Disrupt the norm” is an apt tagline for Project Diversity that, in many ways, bares no resemblance to the typical fashion show. For one thing, it’s Rajanayagam’s fourth-year thesis, a culmination of eight months’ work by the 22-year-old fashion communication student at Ryerson University. Unlike most runways, Rajanayagam’s included multiple ethnicities, sizes, genders, styles, ages and abilities. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Dear Teenage Maranda

    April 10th, 2014     by Maranda Elizabeth     Comments

    Dear Teenage Maranda: I’d like to sit down and listen to you; I think that’s what I’ve been doing the last few years. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Letters Lived Contributor: Cristy C. Road

    April 8th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American illustrator, writer, and member of The Homewreckers, a queer-core punk rock band that aims to simultaneously demystify the punk scene and smash patriarchy. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Maker Monday! DIY Lipstick

    April 7th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    Every Monday we’ll be sharing an idea for something you can make! This week it’s Lipstick! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Monthly Music Musings: Perfect Pussy

    April 4th, 2014     by Becky Martyn     Comments

    Introducing our new monthly music blog by Becky Martyn. This month she features noise-punk band Perfect Pussy. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Dear Teen Me

    April 3rd, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Dear Teen Me: I know you might not recognize the name, but this is a letter from future you — me. There are some things I want you to know; things I really wish I knew at your age. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Five Tips For Surviving High School as a Trans Youth

    April 2nd, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    Blogger Kaylie Sorrenti shares their strategies for getting through High School as a Trans Youth READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Letters Lived Contributor: Selma James

    April 1st, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Selma James is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist campaigner and author. Known for her pioneering work on women’s rights, James coined the term “unwaged” to describe most of the caring work that women do. James first put pen to paper in 1952 with her essay A Woman’s Place, describing the frustrations of women’s lives as housewives. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Series Finale: Part 15: A New Definition of Freedom

    March 31st, 2014     by Jenny Blaser     Comments

    “You’re freeee!” In springs Shelly, clearly as excited as I am for what the day will bring. “I know! Shoshana and Leah are picking me up at 11:30am! T-minus 2 hours!” My enthusiasm is evident. Finally! It is time to go home. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Film review: Bettie Page Reveals All

    March 31st, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    The famous pin-up model from the 1950’s, Bettie Page is frequently described as “innocent” and “sweet” contrasted with her ability to pose in kinky positions and embody sexuality. This is an unfortunate, misogynist, manufactured, boring juxtaposition that Bettie Page Reveals All, directed by Mark Mori, unfortunately doesn’t avoid. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Letter to my teenage self

    March 27th, 2014     by T. Sunday     Comments

    First things first, let’s talk about your style choices. This little phase will be thankfully short-lived, but I still need to make clear that fluorescent orange is a colour you wear when you’re hiking in the woods so that a hunter doesn’t mistake you for wild game. It is not fashionable! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Letters Lived Contributor: Nina Power

    March 25th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Nina Power teaches philosophy at London’s Roehampton University and Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Power writes articles on European Philosophy, atomism, pedagogy, art, and politics for several magazines including The Guardian, New Statesman (like fellow contributor Juliet Jacques), New Humanist, Cabinet, Radical Philosophy, and The Philosopher’s Magazine, where she is also reviews editor. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Valentine’s Everyday

    March 22nd, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    A friend of mine recently said I could start my own consulting business…a romantic consulting business. I guess she liked some of the ideas her best friend (my partner) told her I had pulled on her in the last year. While I am very into making money by being oh-so-clever, I am also all about the free exchange of ideas and since I don’t believe hetero cisgender dudes are the overwhelming population who read my monthly blog, I think I can share some of the ideas that my friend was so impressed with, with you, for free. I will, however, be charging once I go into business! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Advice Column: Showing up and Loving Boundaries Supporting Friends with Long Term Depression

    March 21st, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    We received a request to do a video blog responding to the question, “How do you support your friends who are in longterm crisis, and how do you make sure you have good boundaries with yourself?” So, it’s a bit of a difficult topic, and a serious topic. I’m not going to talk about any extreme – I’m not going to talk about extreme – suicide, or sexual abuse, for example, but this still could be triggering for some people, depending on what your triggers are. So it’s important to be aware of that. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    A Letter to Myself

    March 20th, 2014     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    Dear Christine, or is it Chris or Chrissy? I don’t know what you go by these days. I know if I were to say “Christina,” you would get mad and turn all silent before sternly saying, “I hate being called that, don’t ever call me that!” READ MORE

  • Behind the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes: Copy Editing

    March 18th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    I’m hunched over the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, my brow furrowed. Should “socioeconomic” have a hyphen? Should Québec have an accent over the first “e”? How many “r’s” in “riot grrrl”? Forget about how to hyphenate “two-spirit”; they don’t even have an entry for that. Welcome to my world as copy editor for Shameless! READ MORE

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