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    Fat Girl at the 5K: Five truths for runners and walkers of size

    January 22nd, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Running and racewalking are more inclusive for fat participants than many other sports, at least on some level. While many folks choose to turn races into social events and run with their friends, for many others, it’s a very solitary pursuit. The other runners aren’t really particularly concerned about you or what you look like, because they’re focused on their own game. However, as in just about everything, sizeism does creep into running culture in major ways. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: January 21

    January 21st, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    “Education is the passport to the future”: On Mental Health, Privilege and Access in Academia

    January 20th, 2015     by Nadia Siu Van     Comments

    Is the treatment of mental health in academia a serious structural issue rather than an anecdotal one? And if so, why is no one discussing it? READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: January 14

    January 14th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Leslie Feinberg: Transgender Warrior for Life

    January 7th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    As a young femme birthed into queer community in the 2000s, I thought I didn’t need Leslie Feinberg. I came up with the birthing of gender-neutral washrooms, trans men in my community and regular drag king performances at local gay bars (that were gay all week long, not just on Saturday nights). Leslie Feinberg eluded me. I didn’t know hir experience. I didn’t live it either. As a brown femme I had my own Brown Femme … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: January 7

    January 7th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: December 31

    December 31st, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Should “women’s spaces” include non-binary people?

    December 23rd, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Now that winter is starting to settle in, I’m trying to cope by thinking of warmer times. As I bask in memories of this past summer, I think mostly of my warm and sunny week in Halifax, performing in the Queer Acts Theatre Festival. During the festival’s conference portion, we discussed the state of queer theatre in Canada, the trend of the one-person show and about the experiences of queer women in theatre. The latter section … READ MORE

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    Of Earthlings and Aliens, Part 2: An interview with author Aisha Franz

    December 18th, 2014     by Shannon D’Arcy     Comments

    Shannon D’Arcy interviews author Aisha Franz about her work and her new graphic novel, Earthling. READ MORE

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    IUD’s for everyone!

    December 17th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    A few weeks ago, a study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine that found when you give folks in depth information about birth control methods like intrauterine devices (IUD’s) that are long lasting, reversible, and super effective at preventing pregnancy, many youth and adults will be interested in it and pregnancy rates will plummet! In other news, water is wet. IUD’s are small, T-shaped little pieces of plastic that are inserted into one’s … READ MORE

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    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: DECEMBER 17

    December 17th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Swinging on a Vine: DIY Filmmaking

    December 16th, 2014     by Colleen Zimmerman     Comments

    Movie making has never been easier. Exercise your creative muscle with Vine, the no pressure movie making app. With only six-seconds at your disposal, you can shoot from the hip or plan out the process. READ MORE

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    Behind the Looking Glass: overcoming racism and xenophobia in women´s rights claims

    December 14th, 2014     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    I’m a feminist. Well, that does not come as much of a surprise given the audience and the editorial lines of Shameless. But am I what could be labelled as an intersectional feminist? That means that I believe that gender is one of the power relations that permeates our societies, but we can not dissociate that dynamic from other power relations such as class, race/ethnicity, age and others. It makes discussions more complex, yes, as … READ MORE

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    2014 Shamie Awards Wrap-Up

    December 12th, 2014     by Team Shameless     Comments

    On November 14, 2014, to help celebrate the ten-year (TEN! YEARS!!) anniversary of Shameless, we hosted our inaugural Shamie Awards at the UrbanSpace Gallery in Toronto. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: December 11

    December 11th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The Feminist Politics of Sailor Moon

    December 4th, 2014     by Raisa Bhuiyan     Comments

    “Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, never running from a real fight.” Many young people who were of elementary school age during the mid to late 1990’s will most likely have the remainder of following lyrics memorized. These lyrics were the first few lines of the opening song for the English dubbed Sailor Moon anime television show READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: December 4

    December 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent: Adventures of Being a Queer Mom Part 2

    December 2nd, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Many months ago I was a “Queer Brown Girl Trying to Get Pregnant”. I finally got pregnant. My son, Adli is almost 7 months old and this new mom is now a Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent! Check out my 3 part blog series about the baby basics, adventures of being a queer mom, and motherhood as work! Many people said to me to get ready cause my life was about to change … READ MORE

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    None of the Boys: Female Identity in STEM

    December 2nd, 2014     by Julia Nguyen     Comments

    There is a huge push to get more girls and women involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. From problem-solving construction toys designed for girls, to organizations around the world empowering women to code, women are bringing new perspectives to a male-dominated field. READ MORE

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    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest

    November 28th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest Wendy Coburn Justina M. Barnicke Gallery University of Toronto I recently visited the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, University of Toronto (7 Hart House Circle) and caught a wicked moment in time/art show/herstorical perspective on a very recent and important protest in Toronto history. The art exhibit, Anatomy of a Protest by Wendy Coburn, stars the recent and gone-global protest, the first Slut Walk ever (held in Toronto in … READ MORE

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