• Blog Series

    Dear Teenage Meg

    April 24th, 2014     by Meg Pirie     Comments

    The cave you found yourself in? That wasn’t your fault and it wasn’t yours to fix. It was yours to experience. And in its own way, it has been one of your life’s greatest gifts and wisest teachers. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    When Your Teenage Role Model Rapes You

    April 24th, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    In this article Kaylie Sorrenti shares their story of being sexually assaulted by a woman she looked up to and trusted. Kaylie’s story speaks about several forms of abuse, how they impact individuals and communities, and the systems that silence sharing information and experiences among survivors. This article contains graphic information about rape, substance abuse, and victim blaming. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Maker Monday! Flower Crowns!

    April 21st, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    We made flower crowns! Come on Spring! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    A Short Guide to Supporting Each Other with Body Changes

    April 21st, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Since becoming pregnant, I have returned to that part of life where people think it’s okay to make all sorts of comments on my body. Instead of focusing on the negativity of those body comments (which have ranged from weird to downright rude), I decided to put together a short list of ways to big each other up instead of bring each other down. READ MORE

  • 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

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