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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 5

    February 5th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    #BlackGirlsAreMagic In Canada, too

    February 2nd, 2016     by Fiona Clarke     Comments

    If you were to take a look at Black Twitter these days you would notice that there is a lot of debate about the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic. The hashtag #BlackGirlsAreMagic was created by a Black woman, CaShawn Thompson, in 2013, and has since gained significant momentum, what Thompson, in an interview with the L.A. Times, has called a “movement.” READ MORE

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    Unmasked

    February 1st, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    When you have a chronic illness, you end up learning how to function in a new reality. I’ve personally grappled with serious financial concerns; clashes with family and friends; and a distinct feeling of alienation, among other things. Part of this new reality: walking around with a germ mask. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Alternative Beauty Issue Out Now!

    January 31st, 2016     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Beauty is resistance, and other thoughts on our new issue, on newsstands now! READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 29

    January 29th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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  • Blog Series

    I Don’t Want No More Babies and Other Taboo Stuff You’re Not Supposed to Say or Think When You’re a

    January 25th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    As cisgender mothers, there is a ton of stuff we just plain feel guilty about. It’s all rooted in good old fashioned sexism - part and parcel with how we are supposed to love our children in opposition to loving ourselves and be self sacrificial at all costs and turns. This is impossible. Like it’s physically impossible to care for someone without support or at the very least some time to care for yourself as well. … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 23

    January 23rd, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Carrie Brownstein: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

    January 21st, 2016     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Marta Balcewicz reviews Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl READ MORE

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    On The Art of Writing: Sister Writes Magazine & Launch

    January 20th, 2016     by Anna Gallagher-Ross     Comments

    2015 was a busy year for the Sister Writes program. We hosted three seasons of creative writing workshops led by Founder and Program Facilitator, Lauren Kirshner; offered an advanced writing workshop for long-time members of the program; brought guest authors in for one-off special events; facilitated six dynamic onsite workshops for women’s agencies around Toronto; and established Out Loud!, an annual writing conference for LGBTQ youth. To round off such an incredible year, in early … READ MORE

  • New Shameless Talks podcast: Sex!

    January 19th, 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 sex. You’ll hear from Andy Villanueva of Project Slut, a collective that set out to abolish their high school’s sexist dress … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 15

    January 15th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    So…Where’s Rey?

    January 12th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Early in January, a hashtag about The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise, appeared on Twitter: #WheresRey. It referenced Hasbro’s latest Star Wars Monopoly game, where there are only four playable pieces. Two – a young Luke Skywalker and Finn – represent the Light Side of the Force; the others, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, represent the Dark Side. The focal character of The Force Awakens, Rey, is nowhere to be found. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Body Hair Politics: A Brown Girl’s Point of View

    January 11th, 2016     by Nish Israni     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the fourth and instalment in our series READ MORE

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    Weekly Round Up: January 8

    January 8th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    7 Logical Fallacies You Will Encounter as a Sex Worker

    January 4th, 2016     by Marlena Evans     Comments

    I’m a Canadian sex worker. I don’t know much about sex work in other countries, but the woman who runs the escort agency I work for does what I consider to be a very Canadian thing – she calls and texts me incessantly to ask politely if I’m available to see clients. The glory of the process of “booking on” is that I will, in fact, call her when I am available for work, but this is a fact of which I never remind her. I just switch my phone to silent and go on listening to whichever class I happen to be in (the raison d’être for my job is that I’m in school, another tidbit I don’t mention when she wants to know if I’m available at 11:15 on a Monday morning). READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 1

    January 1st, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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  • Blog Series

    The Hair and Now

    January 1st, 2016     by Isobel Van Hagen     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our alternative beauty issue. This is the fourth instalment in our series. (Guest edited by Shailee Koranne) READ MORE

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    The “Spring” of Women’s Movements in Brazil

    December 23rd, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    If you are following the latest political news from Brazil you may have noticed that women are taking the frontlines of the legislative battle to uphold their already limited sexual and reproductive health rights. The background of this process is not a new one. A conservative wave has taken over Congress and, unfortunately, many of the bills being proposed are intended to take away many of the current guaranteed rights, which has raised the … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Reconsidering the Razor

    December 22nd, 2015     by Annabelle Vine     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the third instalment in our series. READ MORE

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    We Can’t Afford to Be Sick: Chronic Illness and Poverty

    December 21st, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Over the summer, I was fortunate to attend the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles as a spectator. As I walked around the Festival Village at the Games, I stopped at one of the sponsors’ booths to sign up for a promotion. The young woman who was taking my information stopped typing on her tablet and cleared her throat. “Sorry about that,” she said. “I’m sick right now.” READ MORE

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