Tag: Shameless Women

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    Free media-arts and storytelling program for youth next week in Toronto!!

    July 31st, 2012     by Sarah Feldbloom     Comments

    Finding Words is a free media-arts program for immigrant and first generation youth (age 13-29) who identify as women. We’ll be running the second phase of our pilot project on the 7,8,&9 of August from 12-4pm at 10 Old Meadow Lane, right near Lawrence West subway station. We’ll be creating a blog which will feature stories told through sound, video and text about immigration, which will be used as a resource for organizations that serve immigrant … READ MORE

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    Alysha Haugen and Magali Meagher: Starting a Vibe with Girls Rock Camp Toronto

    March 4th, 2011     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every month I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Alysha Haugen and Magali Meagher… Alysha Haugen and Magali Meagher love to bring together their knack for creating music with their knack for creating community, and to do this they’ve just started Toronto’s very own Girls Rock Camp! Girls Rock Camp Toronto is a day … READ MORE

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    Emma Allison: Teen Writer Who’s Booking Through 365

    January 13th, 2011     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every month I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Emma Allison… Emma Allison is a Canadian home schooled teenager who writes and edits for her book blog, Booking Through 365. She hopes to be a young adult librarian when she comes of age. For now, she reads, writes, tweets in excessive quantities and … READ MORE

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    Tanya Smith: Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and More

    November 11th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every month I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce Tanya Smith… Dr. Tanya Smith, TCM is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist, AND a Birth Doula. Using acupuncture and traditional herbs to heal women’s reproductive health, she is committed to “throwing back the silk curtain to demystify Chinese Medicine so it becomes a … READ MORE

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    Billy Pettinger: Billy the Kid

    October 14th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every month I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Billy Pettinger…a.k.a. Billy the Kid… “Life tends to give us what we want…but never how we expect it.” This is the first line on the “About” page for Billy the Kid’s website. Also known as Billy Pettinger, the singer/songwriter realizes that being “lost” isn’t … READ MORE

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    Two Years of Shameless Women!

    October 7th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    It’s funny what pops into your head while you’re falling asleep at night. For instance, “Hey! It’s October - which means I’ve been writing Shameless Women for two years!” I want to say a huuuuuuge “THANK YOU!” to all of the Shameless Women I have interviewed. Activists, performers, artists, entrepreneurs, techy-ladies, and so much more - you have all been incredibly supportive, incredibly inspiring, and incredibly amazing! For a full list of all the awesome Shameless Women … READ MORE

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    Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens: The Ladies of Lunapads

    July 22nd, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce two Shameless Women, the amazing Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens… Showing that “it is possible to build a successful business with feminist and social values while bringing prosperity to the local and global community,” partners Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens have combined their passions, creativity … READ MORE

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    Pearl Luke: The Voice Behind Madame Zee and Burning Ground

    July 8th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Pearl Luke… Pearl Luke is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: Madame Zee, which was a book club pick for Chatelaine, Flare, and CanadianLiving magazines and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, is a fictionalization of the life of … READ MORE

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    Abena Malika: Loving Creativity

    June 24th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the amazing Abena Malika… Have you ever felt the jitters? If Abena Malika has, you wouldn’t know it from the amazing work she does as both an actor and equally talented singer. With an impressive resume that includes credits from both television and theatre, Abena … READ MORE

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    Suba Sankaran: Worldly Multi-Musician

    June 10th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the amazing Suba Sankaran… Suba Sankaran is a DORA award-winning, JUNO-nominated multi-musician (voice, piano, percussion). Regularly performing across North America, Europe and Asia with world music ensembles Autorickshaw and Trichy’s Trio, she also seamlessly crosses genres with artists such as the FreePlay Duo (with Dylan … READ MORE

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    Shaheen Ashraf: Believing in Peace

    May 27th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Shaheen Ashraf… Sitting on the Board of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Shaheen Ashraf was born in Karachi and grew up in a little town called Khulna (then East Pakistan). She came to Canada in 1976 with 4 young children and once … READ MORE

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    Donna Linklater: Billie Hollies’ Voice

    May 13th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Donna Linklater… Lead vocals and autoharp player for The Billie Hollies, Donna Linklater founded the female folk-noir quartet two and a half years ago when she moved to Toronto after studying opera at Brandon University. The band was most recently involved with the … READ MORE

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    Tanya McGinnity: Proudly Geeky

    April 29th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Tanya McGinnity… Tanya McGinnity is proudly a geek and the founder of the Montreal Girl Geek Dinners, an offshoot of the London Girl Geek Dinners, started by Sarah Blow. With the desire to provide a welcoming atmosphere and platform for learning in an … READ MORE

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    Amber Dawn: On Top with Sub Rosa

    April 15th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Amber Dawn… Vancouver writer, filmmaker and performance artist Amber Dawn is also currently the director of programming for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Her award-winning, genderfuck docu-porn, “Girl on Girl,” has been screened in eight countries and is now part of the gender … READ MORE

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    Erin Robinson: Creating the Games We Want to Play

    March 25th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Erin Robinson… Creating independent games since 2005, Erin Robinson’s work has been featured by both Boing Boing and PC Gamer UK. Erin has also spoken at multiple conferences, including GDC where she, along with Heather Kelley, presented the winning design in the annual … READ MORE

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    Andrea Thompson: Slam Poet

    March 11th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Andrea Thompson… A popular performer at venues and festivals across North America, Andrea Thompson is a pioneer of the Canadian Slam Poetry scene. Her work has been featured on film, radio, and television; as well as been included in magazines, literary journals and … READ MORE

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    Adebe D.A.: Writing for Social Justice

    February 25th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the amazing Adebe D. A…. Adebe D.A. is a Toronto-born writer and former research intern at the Applied Research Center, home of ColorLines magazine. A recent MA graduate in English/Cultural Studies, and Cultural Editor of Race-Talk, Kirwan Institute’s blog on racial politics, she writes on … READ MORE

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    Leanne Prain: Knit Graffiti Artist

    February 11th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Leanne Prain… Vancouver, BC graphic designer and author Leanne Prain is passionate about creativity: yarn, fabric, street art, design, handmade goods, art, publishing, pop culture, antiquarian printing, typography, social media, and technology. She has a particular interest in how handmade skills can flourish … READ MORE

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    Lizzie Renaud: Making Her Mark at Speakeasy Tattoo

    January 14th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Lizzie Renaud… Lizzie Renaud is a 27 year old Toronto-based tattoo artist and owner of Speakeasy Tattoo. After an on/off apprenticeship, she has now been tattooing for more than 6 years and has worked in various countries including England, Belgium, Canada, USA, Netherlands, … READ MORE

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    Jennifer Cowan: Writing to Reach Her Goals

    December 10th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Jennifer Cowan… Having written professionally for the past two decades, chances are you’ve seen something Jennifer Cowan has been a part of. With television credits that include writer and Executive Story Editor of Producing Parker, Show Me Yours, Traders and Big Sound; she … READ MORE

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