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    Farewell, Aunt Flo

    May 29th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    I first got my period when I was 11 years old. It was a surprise to everyone, including me. I’d always been one of the shortest and smallest girls in my class; I hadn’t reached visible puberty early. Almost overnight, though, it seemed that I’d been visited by the Breast Fairy, and she’d dragged along my period as a little bit of extra pixie dust. READ MORE

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    Teriano Lesancha is changing the world for Maasai girls like her

    May 27th, 2015     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    Ryerson graduate, community organizer and activist Teriano Lesancha was one of seven women celebrated at the 35th YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction awards on May 21st. After learning Teriano’s incredible story, it’s not hard to understand why she was chosen for the Young Woman of Distinction Award. She’s absolutely awe-inspiring, and I say that without even a hint of hyperbole. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 21

    May 21st, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Why the Jem Trailer makes me sad

    May 19th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    When I learned that a film about Jem and the Holograms was in the works, I was apprehensive. I did, however, vow to give the Jem movie a chance. That went out the window the moment I saw the trailer. The new film has seemingly removed every single aspect of what made Jem so special and empowering for young girls, from the bright colours on down. Was the original show perfect? Not at all. It did, however, deserve better than it seems to have received. READ MORE

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    The Mayweather Spectacle: What the ‘Fight of the Century’ Tells Us About Violence Against Women

    May 14th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    On May 2, 2015 McCarran airport became “the richest runway in the world” as roughly 100 private planes totaling $1.5 billion in value lined the Las Vegas airport tarmac, wing to wing. The event that drew unprecedented crowds, temporarily closing the airport, was the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand. The match, with a record number audience of 400 million and a $300 million payout, was dubbed “The Fight of the Century.” Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion. Mayweather is the undefeated, five-division world champion with eleven world titles. He is also a known abuser. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 13

    May 13th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat, #BlackLivesMatter, “It Could Have Been Me” and Activism as Art for and by Bla

    May 4th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    _TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS INFO ON VIOLENCE _ Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was a famous artist from New York City (NYC) in the early 1980’s. He was a young, Black man, who started spray painting graffiti in his teens and early 20s, and later moved on to create huge and complex paintings. His art is now critically acclaimed, referenced in Jay-Z songs, and there is no doubt that Basquiat was … READ MORE

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    40 Blogs and a Mule

    May 4th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Hello dedicated readers! This is my 40th blog entry with Shameless Magazine. Attention must be paid! First, I would like to thank every reader who has ever spent their valuable time reading my entries. I truly appreciate you and thank you for caring what I think about stuff. Second, a major appreciation to Sheila, Julia, Meg and Naz for working with me over the past 40 blogs. I am so grateful for your confidence and for allowing … READ MORE

  • Announcements

    An open letter to the editors of rabble.ca

    May 1st, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    We are feminists, grassroots community groups and organizations that support intersectional feminism. We are concerned about your ongoing relationship with Meghan Murphy as one of your editors. Murphy has been publishing material that dehumanizes and disrespects women with different experiences and perspectives than hers for many years, in particular Black women, women in the sex industry and trans women. By allowing Murphy to continue as an editor at Rabble.ca you are giving a platform to her hate and we are writing to demand that you end your association with her as editor and columnist. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 30

    April 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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  • Shameless Podcasts

    We proudly present our new podcast, Shameless Talks!

    April 17th, 2015     by Team Shameless     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 15

    April 15th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Girl in a Band: Kim Gordon and Memories Recalled

    April 13th, 2015     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Last month, Kim Gordon, singer, bassist, and guitarist in Sonic Youth, as well as artist, writer, and actor, released Girl in a Band: A Memoir. Girl in a Band is definitely not a Sonic Youth biography. It hardly requires readers to be familiar with the band’s music, and is definitely not a fans-only read. With the recent resurgence of interest in the 90s music scene (cemented when Nirvana t-shirts went on sale at Top Shop), Girl in a Band will certainly be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about one of its most important—and, if I haven’t stressed this enough, coolest—figures. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Sybil and Clyde Part Two

    April 10th, 2015     by Dana Mitchell     Comments

    Youth writer Dana Mitchell’s story Sybil and Clyde was first published in Issue 27, The Tech Issue. Now, the fiction continues! Check out part two of Sybil and Clyde. READ MORE

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    Award Winning Métis Author Inaugural Writer in Residence

    April 9th, 2015     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    On March 7, 2015, a small crowd gathered to celebrate the appointment of Award winning Metis author Cherie Dimaline as the 1st Aboriginal Writer in Residence at a Toronto Public Library—the North York Central Library. READ MORE

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    Do-It-Yourself Smut: Writing the Erotic

    April 9th, 2015     by Danielle Gehl     Comments

    A couple years ago, I ran a workshop called “Writing Our Desires: DIY Literotica.” I was thrilled and happily scandalized by the way folks threw themselves into the discussion and activities, calling out sexy words and body parts and constructing scenarios and storylines that made other participants go “Oooh.” The workshop confirmed my suspicion that lots of us want to write smut and will gladly do so when given the time and space. Erotic writing can take the form of fiction, journaling, songs, poems, love letters, sexts and more. If you can write simple sentences, you can write erotica. I dare you to try. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 8

    April 8th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Film Review: 52 Tuesdays

    April 7th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    52 Tuesdays (Directed by Sophie Hyde) is a sweet film about Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), a teenage girl in Australia, and her mother, James (Del Herbert-Jane), who is transitioning from female to male and asks Billie for a year on his own to get accustomed to transitioning. The duo agrees to spend every Tuesday night together for a year, so they can still stay in touch. Both James and Tom - Billie’s Dad - are young … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent: The Foundation of Love

    April 3rd, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    As a privileged person, I was able to access many resources during my Maternity Leave to learn how to be a better parent. And, I accessed those resources. Like everything in my life, I achieve by learning so it was no surprise that I took full advantage of the City of Toronto’s Public Health departments parenting resources. For one, I started with the online prenatal classes, and, I was able to take 2 more Mom’s groups … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 2

    April 2nd, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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