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    Mid-Week Round Up: August 14

    August 14th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Honoured Femme, Femmes Honoured

    August 14th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    This year, World Pride honoured a group of activist organizers in the city of Toronto’s downtown core called Fierce Femme Organizers. deb singh writes about the importance of this complex identity. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Well Worn: Michelle’s John Fluevog designer shoes

    July 31st, 2014     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    I hadn’t thought of these shoes in years. At the time, they seemed so precious, so adorable, the perfect way to hide what I believed were my ginormous feet. They were John Fluevogs in Mary Jane style. They were stiff black leather with red flowers embroidered on the top, such delicate, feminine little things—a modern twist on silk brocade. They reminded me of those cloth shoes you find in Chinatown but they came with a $200 price tag. READ MORE

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    Mid-week round-up: JULY 30

    July 30th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Well Worn: Andrea’s loved denim jacket

    July 24th, 2014     by Andrea Manica     Comments

    My favourite article of clothing is my denim jacket. My grandmother bought it for me from a thrift store in Kitchener, Ontario about five years ago. I don’t have much attachment to any other item of clothing because they come and go, most of my wardrobe is made up of clothes I got for free, but I have yet to find a jacket that fits as well as this one does, and matches as well with every outfit as this one does. This jacket has travelled with me to Boston, Pittsburgh, Serbia, and California. READ MORE

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    Mid-week round-up: JULY 23

    July 23rd, 2014     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

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    Q&A with Edge of East’s Jackie Torrens

    July 18th, 2014     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    Anne Thériault interviews documentary filmmaker Jackie Torrens about her latest work, Edge of East, which airs this Saturday on CBC Maritimes. The film, at its core, is about people who love what they love, whether it’s yodelling, Steampunks, or UFO enthusiasts. READ MORE

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    Review: Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes

    July 18th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    deb singh talks about Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes, a compilation of five years of comics that show how identity is a fluid, complex, beautiful process. “Lim,” singh writes, “takes real people from our communities and helps us tell our stories, giving us a context in which to start.” READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Well Worn: Shannon’s travelling pashmina

    July 17th, 2014     by Shannon Clarke     Comments

    On our last day in Europe, my friends and I walked into a store across from the Trevi Fountain in Rome and tried to spend the rest of our travel money. For nine days we’d been careful, haggling in Athens and forgoing the second and third cups of hot chocolate in Sicily. So when I saw the pashminas in the store, I ended up buying three – two for me, one for my mom. For some reason the patterned yellow, red and maroon pashmina became my favourite. I didn’t realize how much I loved it until recently. Flipping through photographs of the last few years, that pashmina was everywhere; I’d managed to add it to nearly everything that seemed appropriate. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round-up: July 16

    July 16th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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    Ms Marvel: An Ordinary Superhero

    July 15th, 2014     by Nadia Siu Van     Comments

    What makes Kamala Khan, the new shapeshifting Muslim Ms. Marvel, so widely appealing? The Marvel comic, which debuted in February this year, revolves around a teenage Pakistani-American girl from New Jersey…probably not the mainstream idea of a superhero. As Kamala puts it, everyone expects a Ms. Marvel with blonde hair, spandex and thigh-high boots,“Not a sixteen-year-old brown girl with a 9 PM curfew.” READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Well Worn: Marta’s Favourite Band Shirt

    July 10th, 2014     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    My t-shirt, and the means by which it came to me, reminds me of a great era when I would be forced to wait by my mailbox to get what I wanted. I would wait weeks, sometimes months for a package to arrive. When I was in high school, the internet was fairly new and definitely not the all-consuming thing it is now. To find out about shows, I relied on paper listings. To hear live versions of songs, I got on cassette exchange lists and received tapes made by kids at concerts and I made my own tapes in return. READ MORE

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    Mid-week ROUND UP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Donning an Editor’s Hat

    July 7th, 2014     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    I’m a writer first and foremost, but since joining Shameless Magazine over a year ago, I have had to also don the hat of an editor for the column “Beyond the Books.” The Beyond the Books column was started when I joined team Shameless and it aims to give a voice to Indigenous peoples and discuss issues that are not normally talked about in books or the classroom. READ MORE

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    Queering Sex Ed

    July 3rd, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek provides some excellent references for queering sex ed, because when it comes to our ongoing sexual education, we can learn from each other! She writes: “Who knows what teens need to know better than other teens, especially when they’re taught accurate information from other sources?” READ MORE

  • Behind the Scenes

    Fashion Issue Out Now!

    June 30th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Even the lightest piece of clothing can carry the heaviest weight. A simple t-shirt is made up of the threads of nature, labour, struggle and resilience through colonialism, capitalism and globalization. It’s then re-imagined in our wardrobes to signal culture, style and politics, to reflect our personalities and to subvert or challenge stifling norms. Fashion does this in the most personal of ways — on our bodies — leaving us with a lot to unravel. READ MORE

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    Film Review: Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

    June 30th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Framed through fictional narrative styled after the pulp lesbian novels of the 1950s, Forbidden Love features interviews from a handful of queer women who came of age in the middle of the 20th century. READ MORE

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    Monthly Music Musings: Two Crosses

    June 26th, 2014     by Becky Martyn     Comments

    Two Crosses are a powerviolence band from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. The band describes their music as being “fast, anxious,(and) noisy (and) obsessive and awkward to everyone involved” and they touch on topics such as loneliness and desolation, the end of the world, and hypocrisy within hardcore. READ MORE

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    Review: Spent by Antonia Crane

    June 23rd, 2014     by Allison McCarthy     Comments

    “Crane’s work in Spent remains powerful and equally unafraid at every turn her story takes,” writes Allison McCarthy. Read more of her review of Antonia Crane’s debut memoir. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Art Work Part 3: Funding Your Art Career

    June 19th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s third of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. This week Skittlez talks about how to get the money!!! READ MORE

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