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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 30

December 30th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

Members of the Al Jamia Masjid mosque in Vancouver have opened their doors to anyone in need of refuge, operating as an overnight shelter as temperatures fall below freezing.

This week we lost a number of celebrities, including George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. In the spirit of Carrie Fisher, let’s remember the intersection of drug abuse, addiction, and mental health.

Check out this piece by Anne Theriault(who has written for Shameless!) about how General Leia Organa is the hero we need right now.

George Michael was a defiant gay icon - let’s not forget that.

Some Indigenous writers are asking Joseph Boyden to take responsibility for misrepresenting his heritage.

Vera Rubin, astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of dark matter, passed this week at the age of 88.

As we move in to the season of new year’s resolutions and diet-centric advertising, here are 7 phrases you might not know are fat-shaming!

Sometimes being (or not being) around family during the holidays can be hard. If you are struggling, please reach out.

So long 2016! Happy New Year from all of us at Shameless!

Tags: media savvy, news flash

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