• In the Blog

    Q&A with Edge of East’s Jackie Torrens

    July 18th, 2014     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    Anne Thériault interviews documentary filmmaker Jackie Torrens about her latest work, Edge of East, which airs this Saturday on CBC Maritimes. The film, at its core, is about people who love what they love, whether it’s yodelling, Steampunks, or UFO enthusiasts. READ MORE

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    Review: Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes

    July 18th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    deb singh talks about Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes, a compilation of five years of comics that show how identity is a fluid, complex, beautiful process. “Lim,” singh writes, “takes real people from our communities and helps us tell our stories, giving us a context in which to start.” READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Well Worn: Shannon’s travelling pashmina

    July 17th, 2014     by Shannon Clarke     Comments

    On our last day in Europe, my friends and I walked into a store across from the Trevi Fountain in Rome and tried to spend the rest of our travel money. For nine days we’d been careful, haggling in Athens and forgoing the second and third cups of hot chocolate in Sicily. So when I saw the pashminas in the store, I ended up buying three – two for me, one for my mom. For some reason the patterned yellow, red and maroon pashmina became my favourite. I didn’t realize how much I loved it until recently. Flipping through photographs of the last few years, that pashmina was everywhere; I’d managed to add it to nearly everything that seemed appropriate. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round-up: July 16

    July 16th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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    Ms Marvel: An Ordinary Superhero

    July 15th, 2014     by Nadia Siu Van     Comments

    What makes Kamala Khan, the new shapeshifting Muslim Ms. Marvel, so widely appealing? The Marvel comic, which debuted in February this year, revolves around a teenage Pakistani-American girl from New Jersey…probably not the mainstream idea of a superhero. As Kamala puts it, everyone expects a Ms. Marvel with blonde hair, spandex and thigh-high boots,“Not a sixteen-year-old brown girl with a 9 PM curfew.” READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Well Worn: Marta’s Favourite Band Shirt

    July 10th, 2014     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    My t-shirt, and the means by which it came to me, reminds me of a great era when I would be forced to wait by my mailbox to get what I wanted. I would wait weeks, sometimes months for a package to arrive. When I was in high school, the internet was fairly new and definitely not the all-consuming thing it is now. To find out about shows, I relied on paper listings. To hear live versions of songs, I got on cassette exchange lists and received tapes made by kids at concerts and I made my own tapes in return. READ MORE

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    Mid-week ROUND UP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Donning an Editor’s Hat

    July 7th, 2014     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    I’m a writer first and foremost, but since joining Shameless Magazine over a year ago, I have had to also don the hat of an editor for the column “Beyond the Books.” The Beyond the Books column was started when I joined team Shameless and it aims to give a voice to Indigenous peoples and discuss issues that are not normally talked about in books or the classroom. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Queering Sex Ed

    July 3rd, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek provides some excellent references for queering sex ed, because when it comes to our ongoing sexual education, we can learn from each other! She writes: “Who knows what teens need to know better than other teens, especially when they’re taught accurate information from other sources?” READ MORE

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    Fashion Issue Out Now!

    June 30th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Even the lightest piece of clothing can carry the heaviest weight. A simple t-shirt is made up of the threads of nature, labour, struggle and resilience through colonialism, capitalism and globalization. It’s then re-imagined in our wardrobes to signal culture, style and politics, to reflect our personalities and to subvert or challenge stifling norms. Fashion does this in the most personal of ways — on our bodies — leaving us with a lot to unravel. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Film Review: Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

    June 30th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Framed through fictional narrative styled after the pulp lesbian novels of the 1950s, Forbidden Love features interviews from a handful of queer women who came of age in the middle of the 20th century. READ MORE

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    Monthly Music Musings: Two Crosses

    June 26th, 2014     by Becky Martyn     Comments

    Two Crosses are a powerviolence band from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. The band describes their music as being “fast, anxious,(and) noisy (and) obsessive and awkward to everyone involved” and they touch on topics such as loneliness and desolation, the end of the world, and hypocrisy within hardcore. READ MORE

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    Review: Spent by Antonia Crane

    June 23rd, 2014     by Allison McCarthy     Comments

    “Crane’s work in Spent remains powerful and equally unafraid at every turn her story takes,” writes Allison McCarthy. Read more of her review of Antonia Crane’s debut memoir. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Art Work Part 3: Funding Your Art Career

    June 19th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s third of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. This week Skittlez talks about how to get the money!!! READ MORE

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    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: JUNE 18

    June 18th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Advice Column: Supporting a Friend or Partner in a “Freak Out” moment.

    June 17th, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    Last time I talked to you I was really cold and it was winter. And now it’s spring! So that’s really nice and today I’m going to talk to you about a bit of a serious topic but I think it’s a relief to talk about in certain ways. I’m going to talk about some things you might do if your friend or partner is experiencing a moment of acute crisis or “freak out.” READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Art Work Part 2: The Realities of Becoming an Artist

    June 12th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s second of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. This week Skittlez talks about what happens after you have decided to pursue art as a career! READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 11

    June 11th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Review: Queer Bathroom Stories

    June 10th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    It’s difficult enough to find a place to pee in Toronto without having to buy something first. If you’re queer or trans, when you do eventually find your way to a public washroom, you still have to navigate the heavily gendered politics of the “male” and “female” divide. In Queer Bathroom Stories, playwright Sheila Cavanagh brings such a necessary issue of queer and trans experiences from the washroom to the stage. READ MORE

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    Review: What It Was, at the Inside Out 24th Annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival

    June 6th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Is this the real life, or is this just memory? READ MORE

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