• The Journaling and Creativity Connection: 9 Reasons to Start Journaling Now

    July 25th, 2016     by Lauren Kirshner     Comments

    Recently I saw the handwriting of a friend I’ve known for many years. It was a bit surprising. Not because the handwriting was illegible or because they dotted their i’s with endearing little fish heads, but because I’d only ever seen their writing on a screen, in cool, detached 12 point New Times Roman. Seeing their physical handwriting, the saucy curls on their ts and ys, the fingerprint smudges of ink, seemed so intimate, kind … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 15

    July 15th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    When it comes to the music industry, who are the feminists and who decides?

    July 12th, 2016     by NICOLA TAVELLA     Comments

    Feminism’s role in the music industry cannot, or at least should not, be discussed without drawing on Beyoncé and her 2014 VMA performance in particular. She included author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s definition of feminism into her song “Flawless.” She had the word “feminist” lit up on stage for crying out loud. Additionally, we can’t look at Beyoncé’s feminism without analyzing the reaction she has inspired among the general public. Moments after her publicly identifying as … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Nezaatiikaang Place of the Poplars Connection and Disconnection to Land

    July 8th, 2016     by Nathan Adler     Comments

    Nathan Adler speaks of connection and disconnection to land and the reasons behind it. Not everyone had the opportunity to access the place where parents, grandparent, great-grandparents, and ancestors lived. A century of colonization, displacement, dam-building, flooding, theft of children. READ MORE

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    Berry Picking Blackfoot: Appropriative Allyship

    July 5th, 2016     by Lauren Crazybull     Comments

    Content Warning: This piece talks about violence against indigenous peoples, and mentions the murder of family members. I fell out of love with a certain type of activism at a rally I organized in my community that was for indigenous women. The event was clear in its objective: to protest how the “Justice” system treats indigenous women. Since activism is framed in a way that highlights taking down oppressive systems, I didn’t expect oppressive systems to exist within activist circles – but it sure does… 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

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JUNE 24

    June 24th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Music issue out now!

    June 23rd, 2016     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Our music issue has hit the stands! Check out our editor’s letter, with notes from our Youth Advisory Board! READ MORE

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    Pulse Nightclub and the Queer Agenda: Love

    June 22nd, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    Content Warning: References to Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre. I think I know why U.S. and Canadian media outlets need to call the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre, the “the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, with 50 (sic) people killed, 53 others injured and the gunman dead in a shootout”. Because America loves violence. To read more about what went down. Hear me out: They actually love it. I recently read a post that said that guns are part of American … READ MORE

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    A Tale of Two Doctors

    June 20th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Monday: I’m waiting to see one of my specialists. He has the results of my pulmonary function tests in my file, but never shares them with me. He actually has to be reminded to compare my new PFTs to the previous ones. If I ask him for numbers, he’s evasive. His techs tell me they’ve been instructed not to give patients their data. His office claims that they can’t give my medical records directly to me, which is a violation of both USA and state law. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JUNE 20

    June 20th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Redefining ballet: A queer feminist introduction

    June 20th, 2016     by Andi Schwartz     Comments

    It had been a long February. I had powered my way through all three seasons of Dance Academy on Netflix in a single week. This voracious pace might explain why I couldn’t stop thinking about ballet. A few weeks later, at the age of 26, I bought the little pink shoes, tied my hair in a bun, and stepped to the barre for the first time. In those first weeks of “Ballet for Absolute Beginners,” I … READ MORE

  • MOGA: the new ethical headscarf brand empowering women and supporting education in pakistan

    June 16th, 2016     by Dani Leever     Comments

    There are currently 5.1 million Pakistani children of primary school age who are out of school, according to the organisation CARE Pakistan. Of the poorest 20% of the population, two out of three young women do not go to school – it is one of the more severe situations for women’s education in the world. READ MORE

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    A Lack of Trust In Institutions: Empty Actions vs Real Understanding

    June 15th, 2016     by Jenna MacKay     Comments

    At 10:30 on Monday morning I was notified that the door to our classroom was locked, and that I could “feel free to prepare [my] belongings for an evacuation.” We were told that a suspicious person wearing a mask and carrying a gun was spotted near our building. The campus was partially closed, and an emergency was declared. The building across the street was officially “closed,” with students, faculty and staff locked inside. The University of … READ MORE

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    Women Deliver, but we can deliver more for all women

    June 14th, 2016     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    From May 16-19, Copenhagen held the largest conference on sexual and reproductive health rights and the advancement of the rights for women and girls in the last decade. Women Deliver gathered 5763 activists, educators, journalists, academics and others to discuss our new development framework (the Sustainable Development Goals) and some of the main issues women and girls are facing today. Hundreds of speakers - from Hilary Clinton, Muhammad Yunus, Ban-ki Moon to the Crown Princesses of … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JUNE 10

    June 10th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    If…Not When

    June 9th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    I recently attended a public event intended to foster body positivism and self-esteem. Several brave and powerful speakers shared their experiences, insights and perspectives with the crowd. However, one presentation by a young woman made my spirits drop within three sentences. “I was worried,” she said, in a voice that promised gloom and doom, “that I was going to be single. Forever.” She paused dramatically. “With lots of cats.” READ MORE

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    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background

    June 8th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background Adli is growing up with some of the best things in life: a loving parent and being raised in a violence-free home. Adli has an educated parent who makes a steady salary and has access to fresh vegetables and organic milk. Adli lives in a big city, with access to diverse people, cultures, resources and spaces. Adli was breastfed. What do these things have to do with class or … READ MORE

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    Solo Flight: Why self-publishing is empowering

    June 7th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Late last year, my memoir about working on Broadway – aptly titled Front of House – made its debut. It is a hybrid of sorts: the electronic book was released by a traditional publisher; the print version was self-published. Both editions came out within a few weeks of each other and are linked on Amazon, Goodreads and my own website. READ MORE

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