Ten Years of Talking Back: Features Editor Shannon Clarke
Illustration: Erin McPhee
In honour of our ten-year anniversary, we spoke with ten different people in the Shameless community, past and present. Today, Features Editor and former youth writer Shannon Clarke shares what Shameless has meant to her and why you should support us.
Want to take part in our community and support our work? Check out our list of ten ways to support Shameless.
We hope you can join us at our 10-year anniversary party and launch of the Shamie Awards on November 14!
A transcription of the video is below the embedded file.
Hi, my name is Shannon Clarke and I am the incoming features editor at Shameless magazine. I got involved a few years ago when I was asked to step in for a writer who was working on a story for the next issue, and I was really excited to get involved, not only as a journalism student, but also as a young feminist. I started reading Shameless in high school, and it was great, because suddenly there was this space that was putting into words a lot of what I was feeling and experiencing and introducing me to new ideas.
I don’t know of very many publications out there that are trying to engage and inform youth in a way that isn’t condescending and isn’t exclusive. Everyone who is involved with Shameless is involved because they believe in its content and they respect its audience, and I think it’s very rare and we need to support more spaces like Shameless, not only in publishing but also in our communities.
- Transcribed by Adriana Bell