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    My Name, My Identity

    March 14th, 2017     by Denise Reich     Comments

    I recently learned about the My Name, My Identity initiative. This campaign, created by the Santa Clara County Office of Education in California, USA, invites teachers and school districts to commit to saying students’ names correctly and fostering diversity in the classroom. The project also includes a social media hashtag, #mynamemyid, and encourages youth to share the stories and significance of their names. READ MORE

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    Accessible Organizing Means…

    March 8th, 2017     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Did you participate in the Women’s March on January 21st? Many of us did – millions, in fact, in countries across the globe. But did all of us make it to the march, or feel included there? Before the march, in an article for TheEstablishment.com, Emily Ladau pointed out that disability was mentioned exactly twice in the Women’s March’s platform. One of those mentions referred to caring for and chronic illnesses as a “burden.” Yep. READ MORE

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    A Short History of North American Witchcraft

    March 6th, 2017     by Amelia Henry     Comments

    Witchcraft is a concept that Western culture and society at large has been obsessed with for as long as it has existed. Its idea represents the ultimate “other” from a dominating patriarchal, Christian society: a collective of women free from shame and imbued with power, grace, and sexuality. In this dominating society, the idea of a free community of Pagans proved unacceptable, the most notable example being Salem’s oppression of real or imagined witches. However, … READ MORE

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    12th Annual Strawberry Ceremony Held At Toronto Police Headquarters

    February 21st, 2017     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    The crisis of the missing and murdered First Nations women of Canada is both a national tragedy and a national shame. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street. Though her name is not spoken out of respect for her family, an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside commenced. Since then, memorial marches across Canada have been held annually. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 13

    February 13th, 2017     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JANUARY 16TH, 2017

    January 16th, 2017     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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  • In the Blog

    Secret Lives of Girls and Cats

    December 31st, 2016     by Lauren Kirshner     Comments

    A review of Panther by Brecht Evens (Drawn and Quarterly, 2016, $32.95) My cat Jasmine was a flouncy calico with celery-green eyes and a taste for yogurt and grass snakes. Her haughty manner and the roughly 40% of her that was ginger reminded me of the old movie star Rita Hayworth. When I was lucky, she’d anoint me with her presence on my bed. She was my buddy and secret-keeper for 14 years. When she died … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 30

    December 30th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Call for submissions: Bawajigan Stories of Power

    December 26th, 2016     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    In the anthology Bawajigan (Anishinaabemowin for Dream) editors are gathering fictional stories about what it means to dream and be Indigenous, how dreams weave their way through our realities, how they impact history, lived experience, and the stories we tell each other and the world. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 9

    December 9th, 2016     by Victoria Fleming     Comments

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  • Lyn Mikel Brown: Powered by Girl Review

    December 6th, 2016     by Kaitlin Tremblay     Comments

    Growing up, I was raised by my mom, a single mom who was going back to school to become a nurse, while also raising three very rambunctious children. My mom is a loving, compassionate woman, but she also is a fighter. She taught me so much, like how to stand up for myself and others when people and systems were unfair. She taught me that it is okay to be angry, and how to use this anger to try and make things better. READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 2

    December 2nd, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Solidarity with UBC students and survivors of sexual abuse and violence

    November 28th, 2016     by Julia Horel     Comments

    The Canadian literature community has been rocked by an open letter, signed by many prominent writers, claiming the University of British Columbia has failed to give “due process” to a writing professor dismissed for breach of trust in relation to allegations of abuse by students. Critics of the letter say it is biased and erases the experience of the students. READ MORE

  • WEEKLY ROUND UP: NOVEMBER 26TH

    November 26th, 2016     by Tori Fleming     Comments

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  • New Shameless Talks podcast: Music!

    November 25th, 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. In this episode, we’re talking music! You’ll hear from Brighid Fry, a teen singer-songwriter, on learning how to get good at it and about what to … READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Holiday subscription sale!

    November 25th, 2016     by Team Shameless     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 19

    November 19th, 2016     by Michaela Cavanagh     Comments

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    WEEKLY UPDATE: NOVEMBER 11

    November 11th, 2016     by Sidney D     Comments

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  • In the Blog

    On Femme Competition

    November 10th, 2016     by Arena Thomson     Comments

    Identifying as femme has never made navigating my community easy, in spite of this being the only label that has ever felt entirely right. Being a femme has often meant attending queer events only to be read as a tagalong straight friend, having to prove and reassert my queerness, and continually fighting for visibility. I cannot speak about femme invisibility without addressing the intersections between femmephobia and other oppressions like racism, ableism, transphobia, and fatphobia. As … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 4

    November 4th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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