Tag: Guest Blogs

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    Cross-post: Asexuality: A Minority in Need of Understanding

    September 2nd, 2014     by Kirstin Kelley     Comments

    When I told my therapist “I think I’m asexual,” she told me it was my depression that made me feel that way. She informed me that the proper treatment would “clear that right up.” READ MORE

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    Anti-choice politician set to become Newfoundland premier

    May 16th, 2014     by Elizabeth Whitten     Comments

    The topic of abortion has been making headlines in Newfoundland and Labrador with the nomination of Frank Coleman as the leader of the provincial Conservative party, making him the premier-in-waiting. READ MORE

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    Guest post: Right here, right now: Nationalism in Poland

    January 9th, 2014     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Dorota Jędrzejewska Their voices are being heard more clearly. They are not afraid to come out and fight on the streets: with the state, with the police, with anyone. They shout “OUT OF MY COUNTRY,” “NO QUEERS” and “YES FOR NATIONALISM.” Who are they? Why does nationalist ideology attract young people in Poland these days? Nationalism, according to Wikipedia , is a “belief, creed or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming … READ MORE

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    Guest Post: Abuse Survival Stories: Finding Camaraderie in Tragedy

    December 18th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Oyeyinka Oyelowo There is a camaraderie in tragedy that bonds the guests of Abuse Survival Stories at each meeting. Founder Reesee Ziggazagga weaves between the audience offering sweet embraces, loving words and a welcoming smile to each person, forming an aura of comfort and friendliness despite the event’s focus on surviving traumatic events. Abuse Survival Stories is a nonprofit event series that features raw testimonials from survivors of domestic violence, psychological and sexual abuse. The event … READ MORE

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    Guest Post: To my fellow and future “Vagina Warriors”

    December 16th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    By Rosella Chibambo I have always been into theatre, and in my second year of university, auditioned for a play—something by Shakespeare. I didn’t get the part. A couple months later, desperate to get back on stage, I auditioned for another play and got the part; everyone who auditioned got a part. This play was a far cry from Shakespeare. It was Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, and it changed my life. After my first year as a “Vagina … READ MORE

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    Love and Relationship Series: The Most Interesting Woman I Know

    December 6th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Editor’s note: To get you excited for the upcoming winter issue of Shameless, we are posting a series of blog posts every Friday on the theme of love and relationships. What does love mean? Who are our relationships with? What kinds of love are there? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Look for the new issue on newsstands in January! If you like what you’re reading, don’t forget to subscribe - we’re having a … READ MORE

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    Cross-post: Fit shaming: overcoming fitspo culture and the thigh gap

    December 5th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    [TW!] This post contains links to fitspo imagery. This piece originally appeared on Fat Girl Food Squad. by Siobhan Ozege It’s hard out here for a woman, regardless of your size. As a bigger girl, it seems like everywhere I turn I’m getting fat shamed by magazines, advertisements, television programs, and hate groups like Return of Kings (a men’s rights group who recently ran a Twitter campaign called #FatShamingWeek). On every platform, someone’s telling me that I need … READ MORE

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    Changing the channel on gender in media

    November 29th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Vanessa Ciccone At an event put on by the Canadian Women’s Foundation in Calgary last month, Geena Davis stated, “The more hours of TV a girl watches, the less opportunities she thinks she has. For a boy, the more sexist his views become.” In 2004 Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to shift female portrayals and gendered stereotypes in children’s entertainment. The Institute conducts research and offers training to alter how women … READ MORE

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    Love and Relationships Series: Happy on her own

    November 29th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Editor’s note: To get you excited for the upcoming winter issue of Shameless, we are posting a series of blog posts every Friday on the theme of love and relationships. What does love mean? Who are our relationships with? What kinds of love are there? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Look for the new issue on newsstands in January! If you like what you’re reading, don’t forget to subscribe! by Rezwana Bhuiyan I hadn’t seen … READ MORE

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    Love and Relationship Series: Embrace the New

    November 15th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Editor’s note: To get you excited for the upcoming winter issue of Shameless, we are posting a series of blog posts every Friday on the theme of love and relationships. What does love mean? Who are our relationships with? What kinds of love are there? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Look for the new issue on newsstands in January! If you like what you’re reading, don’t forget to subscribe! by Allison Maxwell I was one … READ MORE

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    Guest series: Part 14 - Hide and Seek Intervention

    November 7th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    If you’re new to this series, start here. by Jenny Blaser “Welcome back! How did it go?” Heather bounces into the room and I am reminded this is the start of a 4-day string of night shifts for her. Tonight she is wearing hot pink scrubs and her hair is pulled back into a loose ponytail. She has her staple blinding white runners on and her disingenuous smile is stuck on autopilot as per usual. She is … READ MORE

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    Love and Relationships Series: When Your Partner Has Someone Else in Their Life - Their Kid

    November 1st, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Jessie Hale Dating is hard. In those first early days of romance, when you’re finding out everything there is to know about your new partner, you can be filled with giddiness one moment (they love TNG, too!) and horror the next (how can someone “hate” cats?!). And what happens when you find out the potential love of your life already has an important relationship in their life — with their kid? When I was 25, I didn’t … READ MORE

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    Guest series: Part 13 - This Time, Without Duct Tape

    October 30th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    If you’re new to this series, start here. by Jenny Blaser “Jenny! You are upright and in your chair!” The nurse at my family doctor’s office is excited to greet me and see me functioning a bit letter than the last time we saw one another - when I was twitching about on the floor of this office. “Yup, still not back to 100% … I can’t really use my left arm - I named it Scottie - … READ MORE

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    Love and Relationships Series: Fictional Friendships

    October 25th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Maranda Elizabeth I started writing before I knew how to write. When our mom had to go to work but couldn’t afford to have someone take care of us, she’d bring my twin and I to the office with her, and give us blank paper and pens to keep us amused. We’d hang out in the waiting room, scribbling our idea of cursive, sending each other unintelligible short stories and workplace documents with fancy signatures … READ MORE

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    Guest Series: Part 12 - Forever And For No Reason

    October 24th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    If you’re new to this series, start here. by Jenny Blaser “I can’t believe they won’t give me a day pass!” I am laying on my side, with Andrea stretching my left leg. She is my private physiotherapist, but she has been coming to the hospital to do my regular stretching routine. “Why won’t they give you one?” She shifts my leg to a different position to stretch a different muscle. “I don’t know - Alice, the nurse, said … READ MORE

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    Guest Blog: Feminist Felons: How ‘Orange is the New Black’ Transgresses Traditional Television

    October 3rd, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Maria Arseniuk Chances are youx02BCve either seen, heard, or read about the Netflix phenomenon Orange is the New Black (OITNB). If you have, and are currently basking in the glory of inclusive awesomeness that is OINTB read on; if you havenx02BCt then stay tuned - shitx02BCs about to get real. Herex02BCs the deal: OITNB is subversive to the normative cultural representations of popular culture depictions of femininity, incarceration, heteronomativity and power. Get comfortable because there is … READ MORE

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    Guest Series: Part 11 - Friends At The Worst Of Times

    September 25th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    If you’re new to this series, start here. by Jenny Blaser “I-c-e-d t-e-a l-e-m-o-n-a-d-e u-n-s-w-e-e-t-e-n-e-d” I am whispering each letter to myself as I cradle my iPhone in the crook of my left elbow and poke at the screen with my right pointer finger. I glance up to see what Amanda is doing. She has been with me since last night and we are just waiting for the next person on my care team … READ MORE

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    Guest Post: Make Math Class Your JAM #tooschoolforcool

    September 17th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by vaneSSa vakharia Okay, so school’s back in full swing and the excitement of new classes, shiny school supplies & first-day-back outfits is starting to lose its lustre. That whole idea you had in your head of getting straight A’s this year is starting to crumble under the mountains of homework you have (already!) and your math teacher has moved well past last year’s review and is now throwing some serious curveballs. You’re one more equation … READ MORE

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    Sports Series: Five Reasons Dance Flash Mobs Rock

    September 6th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Denise Reich You’re walking down the street, or through a train station, or in a store, when someone next to you suddenly breaks away from the aisle and begins to dance. Flash mob! What is a flash mob? It depends who you ask. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is “a group of people summoned (as by e-mail or text message) to a designated location at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing.” Flash … READ MORE

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    Guest Series: Part 10 - Adjusting Out of Necessity

    September 4th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    If you’re new to this series, start here. by Jenny Blaser “Shelly, do you think this would be the same if I were a walking person? Like do you think I wouldn’t have had a test or treatment?” I look over my shoulder at Shelly who is standing behind me. She is going through the bags in my locker, looking for the one that contains my shower stuff. Shelly has an infectious smile and we always joke … READ MORE

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