• Body Dysmorphia

    August 24th, 2016     by Urooj Mirza     Comments

    Content warning: sexual assault, fat phobia- Body dysmorphia is an open letter to Victoria’s Secret READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Fanfic Talks Back: A Review of Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie

    August 23rd, 2016     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Anyone who’s taken a creative writing class will be familiar with short story prompts. The instructor will say something seemingly random—“Stick three strangers who absolutely hate one another in an enclosed space. Have them be stuck there for an hour”—ready, set, go! Pens start flying. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: AUGUST 19

    August 19th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    When Transit Gets Trendy

    August 18th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    My city has been making a concerted effort to improve public transportation. I heartily approve of this. They’ve opened new train lines and revamped bus schedules; they’ve created protected bike paths and busways. Up until recently it’s mostly been ignored by mainstream media and the blogosphere, even though millions of people take mass transit in the region every single day. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    The Second Annual Talking Back Awards is Here!

    August 15th, 2016     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless is now accepting submissions for our second annual creative writing contest, the Talking Back Awards! The deadline for all submissions is Friday September 23rd, 2016 at midnight. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Gender, Race and Autism

    August 12th, 2016     by Amelia Henry     Comments

    I have always been separate from others. When I was little, I was content to melt into the corner with a peanut butter sandwich in one hand and a book in the other, oblivious to the intricate lives of others around me, content to be on my own. However, as I got older, I began to watch other kids my age more - I noticed girls talking together about the latest episode of Hannah Montana, … READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    The Tree in the Red

    August 8th, 2016     by Elizabeth Ouedraogo     Comments

    The Tree in the Red is the first place winner in the creative non-fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Hunting Season

    August 8th, 2016     by Faith Paré     Comments

    Hunting Season was the first place winner in the poetry category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Invictus

    August 8th, 2016     by Candice Wong     Comments

    Invictus was the 1st place winner in the fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: AUGUST 6

    August 6th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week! READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Sat Me Down and Said

    August 5th, 2016     by Katherine Gladhart-Hayes     Comments

    Sat Me Down and Said was the second place winner in the fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Untitled Poem

    August 5th, 2016     by Elizabeth Ouedraogo     Comments

    This untitled piece was the second place winner in the poetry category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Crimson Beauty: Coming to terms with the trials and tribulations of eczema

    August 5th, 2016     by Victoria Chiu     Comments

    Crimson Beauty was the second place winner in the creative non-fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • The Journaling and Creativity Connection: 9 Reasons to Start Journaling Now

    July 25th, 2016     by Lauren Kirshner     Comments

    Recently I saw the handwriting of a friend I’ve known for many years. It was a bit surprising. Not because the handwriting was illegible or because they dotted their i’s with endearing little fish heads, but because I’d only ever seen their writing on a screen, in cool, detached 12 point New Times Roman. Seeing their physical handwriting, the saucy curls on their ts and ys, the fingerprint smudges of ink, seemed so intimate, kind … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 15

    July 15th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    When it comes to the music industry, who are the feminists and who decides?

    July 12th, 2016     by NICOLA TAVELLA     Comments

    Feminism’s role in the music industry cannot, or at least should not, be discussed without drawing on Beyoncé and her 2014 VMA performance in particular. She included author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s definition of feminism into her song “Flawless.” She had the word “feminist” lit up on stage for crying out loud. Additionally, we can’t look at Beyoncé’s feminism without analyzing the reaction she has inspired among the general public. Moments after her publicly identifying as … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Nezaatiikaang Place of the Poplars Connection and Disconnection to Land

    July 8th, 2016     by Nathan Adler     Comments

    Nathan Adler speaks of connection and disconnection to land and the reasons behind it. Not everyone had the opportunity to access the place where parents, grandparent, great-grandparents, and ancestors lived. A century of colonization, displacement, dam-building, flooding, theft of children. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Berry Picking Blackfoot: Appropriative Allyship

    July 5th, 2016     by Lauren Crazybull     Comments

    Content Warning: This piece talks about violence against indigenous peoples, and mentions the murder of family members. I fell out of love with a certain type of activism at a rally I organized in my community that was for indigenous women. The event was clear in its objective: to protest how the “Justice” system treats indigenous women. Since activism is framed in a way that highlights taking down oppressive systems, I didn’t expect oppressive systems to exist within activist circles – but it sure does… READ MORE

  • New Shameless Talks Podcast: Shadeism

    July 1st, 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. This episode we welcome Shameless editors past and present as guest hosts. They explore shadeism - the discrimination of skin tone within race and talk about … READ MORE

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