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    Tips for Reducing Self Harm

    October 23rd, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    Kaylie Sorrenti shares some strategies for reducing self harm. READ MORE

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    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

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    Steubenville, De-carceration, and Rape Culture

    September 9th, 2013     by Whitney Wager     Comments

    Trigger warning for discussion of sexual assault and rape culture. On March 17, 2013, Judge Thomas Lipps handed out guilty verdicts to the now-infamous rapists in the Steubenville, Ohio case. On a literal level, justice was done. But on an emotional level, witnesses are left wanting more. READ MORE

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    Web Coding & Anxiety

    August 15th, 2013     by Erica Lenti     Comments

    Everyone has their own suggestions to help me escape the anxiety: A therapist says relaxation methods – tensing all of my muscles and releasing my negative energy – will calm me. A former professor of mine swears by meditation. My doctor is quick to write me a prescription for the latest, greatest pick-me-up drug. But there is usually only one fix that works for me. READ MORE

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    Courts Rule on Rights for ?Non-Traditional? Families

    June 28th, 2013     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Family law regulates one of our most basic social institutions: the family unit. Under the current law, this may include a longer-term relationship between two adults or the relationship between parents or guardians and children. The scope of what family law deals with has changed and expanded over the years. This is because society’s idea of what a “family” is has changed and expanded. The age-old heteronormative model of the family, one rooted in narrow … READ MORE

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    MMA Shows Mixed Feelings for Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox

    May 6th, 2013     by Vanessa Ciccone     Comments

    Trigger warning for transmisogynistic slurs. As a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete with three amateur and two professional wins on her record, Fallon Fox’s world drastically shifted on March 5, 2013, when news broke that she had undergone sex reassignment surgery six years earlier. That news sparked a contentious debate within the MMA community as to whether or not Fox should be allowed to continue to fight professionally. In becoming the first openly/out trans woman in the … READ MORE

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    Sex Ed

    February 19th, 2013     by Sarah Feldbloom     Comments

    Transcription by Vidhya Elango Sex can be great! But it can also be scary. This episode of the podcast explores how sexual education should be set up, and what it might offer if it were to adequately support us in developing a healthy and grounded orientation toward physical intimacy. You’ll hear from four people about how they’ve learned about sex throughout their lives, and what sex means to them - all the good, bad, and in-between … READ MORE

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    Take Back the Night : Take Back the Night: 32 Years in Toronto

    January 7th, 2013     by deborah singh     Comments

    Take Back the Night (TBTN) and the movement to end rape and rape culture is more than a protest about the fear of sexual violence and working toward ending it . TBTN has a rich history of working in solidarity with survivors and anti-oppressive radical movements in Toronto, working to create awareness around the issues that survivors of sexual violence face. Each TBTN is also informed by particular ideologies, activisms, and actions, but Herstorical context … READ MORE

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    Comic: By Coco Riot

    January 6th, 2013     by Derek Hogue     Comments

    Coco Riot’s full-colour comic from the Winter 2012 print issue of Shameless … READ MORE

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    Remembering Eco-Feminist Rosalie Bertell

    December 27th, 2012     by Frieda Werden     Comments

    Transcription by Vidhya Elango Rosalie Bertell, an eco-feminist, biometrist and mathematician who did groundbreaking work in health promotion relating to breast cancer and its social and environmental factors, recently passed away. In remembrance, Frieda Werden, host and creator of the Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS), a weekly radio series by and about women from all over the world, produced a program which looks at some of Bertell’s contributions to public health. Today we bring you … READ MORE

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    Aboriginal Women’s Cultural Safety and Sexual Health

    November 10th, 2012     by Robyn Spilker     Comments

    Transcription by Vidhya Elango On this episode of the podcast, Robyn Spilker, Coordinator of the Women’s Radio Collective at CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria, B.C. interviews Charlotte Reading, an academic and Aboriginal women’s sexual health advocate. Reading explains how the sexual health of Aboriginal women is compromised by the lack of cultural safety many experience when accessing public healthcare. Curious to hear what she has to say? Take a listen here: For a transcription of ‘Aboriginal Women’s … READ MORE

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    Self-Care DIY: A How-To Just for You

    November 1st, 2012     by Kim Crosby     Comments

    Self-care is the act of intentionally and unintentionally engaging in thoughts and actions that have positive and affirming impacts on our mind, body and spirit. It looks different for everyone based on preference, culture and lived experience. It can change depending on our ages, our location, even the season. Self-care is one of the most valuable activities that we can engage in. It keeps us resilient and able to take care of others in a … READ MORE

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    Sexual healthcare for youth needs a revamp

    October 20th, 2012     by Jeanie Tran     Comments

    Katie, a 29-year-old retail worker, was searching for an alternative to the birth control pill. A few months ago, she went to a walk-in clinic in Toronto to inquire about the copper intra-uterine device (IUD), a more affordable, non-hormonal birth control option. She figured it would be safe to address sexual matters with her doctor, also a young woman. To Katie’s surprise, the doctor claimed that IUDs are “only for older, monogamous, … READ MORE

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    Feminism on Film

    October 7th, 2012     by Janan Dean     Comments

    Transcription by Vidhya Elango In ‘Feminism on Film’ guest producer Janan Dean takes us across the pond to consider the health of a cinematic project. She talks to several of the actors who’ve contributed to creating the ‘Louder Now’ feminist film screening series, which takes place monthly, in Newcastle, UK. Dean also speaks to community members who attend these events to find out what draws them to the Star and Shadow Cinema to watch films about … READ MORE

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    Health at Every Size: Health at Every Size

    September 21st, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

    I am what nutritionist Michelle Allison, known professionally as The Fat Nutritionist, calls a “dieting casualty.” From the time I was 16 and joined Weight Watchers for the first time to the day I decided to give up dieting forever when I was 23, I lived in a cycle of weight losses and gains, diet after diet, exercise for penance and “cheat days” for pleasure. I never thought I was thin enough, even when friends … READ MORE

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    JD Samson talks dollars and sense

    August 27th, 2012     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    Transcription by Erin Pehlivan JD Samson of Le Tigre, Men, Dykes Can Dance and so many other magical arts initiatives talks to Shameless Magazine Feature’s editor Michelle Kay about how to get by financially while making a career as an artist. Take a listen here: For a transcription of ‘JD Samson talks dollars and sense’ read on: Sarah Feldbloom: Hi, I’m Sarah Feldbloom, Shameless Magazine’s Web Producer. You’re about to hear an interview with artist and … READ MORE

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    Financial Therapy: Podcast on financial therapy

    July 30th, 2012     by Sarah Feldbloom     Comments

    Transcription by Holly Smith It loves me, it loves me not. It hates me, it hates me not. ‘Financial Therapy’ is a podcast about one woman’s emotional relationship with money. Shameless Magazine’s Web Producer Sarah Feldbloom takes part in a session conducted by accountant and founder of Loose Change Financial Therapy, Amanda Mills. Watch out! After this one you may find yourself face to face with your own relationship with dolla bills! Take a listen here: … READ MORE

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    “Nobody describes a flower in the same way”: “Nobody describes a flower in the same way”

    July 17th, 2012     by Hortencia Cruz     Comments

    The day is cloudy and rain is falling on Toronto, but the program room of The Bloor Gladstone Public Library is filling with the smell of fresh coffee. It’s 9:50 am when I show up and set my green binder down in front of me. A few minutes later, a dozen other women have joined me around the table, sharing jokes, talking, all of us with matching binders bearing stickers that read “Sister Writes.” It’s a … READ MORE

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    Art, Community, Labour and Money

    June 14th, 2012     by Sarah Feldbloom     Comments

    Transcription by Victoria O’Meara ‘Art, Community, Labour and Money’ is a podcast about what it means to be a community artist. Anna Camilleri, artistic director of Red Dress Productions, and co-organizer of ‘Work in Progress’ - a panel about community engaged artists and their labour - tells us what’s up with unions, payment, and definitions of work in the arts sector. Take a listen here: For a transcription of ‘Art, Community, Labour, and Money’ read on: … READ MORE

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    Eating healthy on a budget: Eating healthy on a budget

    June 12th, 2012     by Melissa Wilson     Comments

    The healthiest I have ever been was in 2008 when an unpaid summer internship plummeted my grocery budget to a hefty $15 a week. I never resorted to ramen noodles; instead I based my meals entirely around vegetables. After my internship, I bumped my budget up to the student rate of $25 a week, and once I started working, it plumped slowly to about $40 a week. The increase didn’t mean I was eating better … READ MORE

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