Tag: Art

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    Weekly Round Up: February 12

    February 12th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 29

    January 29th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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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

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    Growing

    December 15th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the 2nd instalment in our series. READ MORE

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    Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancient

    September 24th, 2015     by Anna Green     Comments

    I discovered Kate Tempest when my aunt, an English teacher, invited me to one of her performances in Brighton. I must admit, I went with slight trepidation, for, even as a poetry fan, I feared a night of boredom was in store for me. However, when Kate Tempest walked on stage, casually dressed, casually speaking, she performed a miracle. READ MORE

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    35th annual Take Back the Night

    September 17th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape and Black Lives Matter – Toronto are pleased to announce the 35th annual Take Back the Night happening on Saturday September 26th, 2015 at Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. West). This year’s theme is: “All Black Lives Matter: Black Communities Take Back the Night” This year’s theme speaks to the anti-Black racism centering the experiences of Black women, Black queer and trans people along the gender … READ MORE

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    THE GRRLS OF “HERVANA”

    September 8th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Check out Hervana perform at Shameless’ upcoming launch party on Friday, September 11! They’ll be playing at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre (Toronto) with other bands from Girls Rock Camp, starting at 7PM. The event is all ages and free for teens and only $5 for admission that comes with a brand spanking new issue of Shameless. The venue is accessible and offers gender neutral washrooms. Find more details here. Nirvana is a band cherished by many, … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: July 30

    July 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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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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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 21

    May 21st, 2015     by Jessie Hale     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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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 30

    April 30th, 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

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    We Belong! Women of Colour in Politics

    February 20th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    The “We Belong! Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Toronto’s Municipal Election” panel featured Munira Abukar (former Ward 2 Toronto City Councillor candidate), Olivia Chow (former Toronto mayoral candidate), Kristyn Wong-Tam(current Ward 27 Toronto City Councillor), and Ausma Malik (who is a TDSB trustee of the Trinity-Spadina area in Toronto and unfortunately, was unable to make the panel due to an emergency TDSB meeting. The panel was on the evening of January 19, at the … READ MORE

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    What is love? A Collection of Love Stories as seen through the eyes of Toronto’s Artistic Community

    February 12th, 2015     by Romi Cameron     Comments

    As February begins and the time for valentines and love letters nears, the desire to express your feelings might quickly blossom alongside a feeling of anxiety over what will happen once the love you feel has been thrown out into the world. This conversation between desire and anxiety is the inspiration for a new zine entitled A Finger Traced My Left Nipple; I Thought that it was Love. Produced by Toronto writer and poet Amanda Norsworthy, the new zine will introduce readers to a wide range of female and queer artists from Toronto. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: January 21

    January 21st, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: December 31

    December 31st, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Theatre Review: NSFW

    November 22nd, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    NSFW, by Lucy Kirkwood (Studio 180) The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto To November 30 Making its North American premiere at The Theatre Centre in Toronto, NSFW (an acronym for “not safe for work”) is a black comedy that skewers magazine culture while also tackling themes of choice feminism, youth unemployment, underage sexuality, and workplace sexual harassment—all in 90 minutes. The first two acts take place at Doghouse Magazine, a British “lad mag” equivalent to Maxim or … READ MORE

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    Maker Monday! Animal Masks!

    October 27th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    Learn to make a fun and easy animal mask that can double as a low-commitment Halloween costume! READ MORE

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    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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