Tag: Youth

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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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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: DECEMBER 18

    December 18th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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  • Youth Voices

    Rebuilding Your Backbone: From Wooden Planks to Steel Beams

    December 16th, 2015     by Candice Wong     Comments

    Candice Wong walks you through the pillars of recovery. Trigger Warning: Psychiatric treatment, cutting, alcohol READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: NOVEMBER 13

    November 13th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 15

    October 15th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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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

  • Youth Voices

    40 Minutes that Changed My Life

    August 27th, 2015     by Natalya Motluk     Comments

    Natalya Motluk bravely shares a story of sexual assault, reporting, and recovery. Trigger warning: Sexual Assault READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    The Brilliant Benefits of Baking

    August 25th, 2015     by Kaela Fraser     Comments

    Kaela Fraser fills us in on why she loves baking, and you might too! Includes an easy vegan banana cookie recipe for first timers! READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: July 30

    July 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The Kids Will Be Alright: Youth Positive Sexual Health Services Across Canada

    June 21st, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    I really like sexual health related stuff. I’ve written about how much I love IUD’s, and amazing sex ed programs for youth like Queering Sex Ed. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me, I’ve probably brought up something sexual or reproductive health related just because of who I am as a person. Anyways, I have more things to say in light of the “controversy” of Ontario’s update of sex education curriculum, as well … READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Join the Shameless Youth Advisory Board!

    June 15th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    It’s pretty simple. This is your magazine. We want your feedback, input and insight to drive its content. We want to include more youth voices, foster youth leadership, and work together to create the content that you want to read! Shameless is looking to fill 10–12 youth advisory board positions. Apply now! READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 11

    June 11th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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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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    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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    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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    Review: Girlhood (Bande de filles)

    March 12th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    In one of my favourite classes I took last year, my professor told us a story about her then toddler aged son. His hair was long and he wore it in a braid, and some of the other kids at the daycare asked him if he was a girl or “why he had long hair like a girl”. He responded sombrely, “There are many ways to be a boy in this world”. I tell this … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: March 5

    March 5th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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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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    Should “women’s spaces” include non-binary people?

    December 23rd, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Now that winter is starting to settle in, I’m trying to cope by thinking of warmer times. As I bask in memories of this past summer, I think mostly of my warm and sunny week in Halifax, performing in the Queer Acts Theatre Festival. During the festival’s conference portion, we discussed the state of queer theatre in Canada, the trend of the one-person show and about the experiences of queer women in theatre. The latter section … READ MORE

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    IUD’s for everyone!

    December 17th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    A few weeks ago, a study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine that found when you give folks in depth information about birth control methods like intrauterine devices (IUD’s) that are long lasting, reversible, and super effective at preventing pregnancy, many youth and adults will be interested in it and pregnancy rates will plummet! In other news, water is wet. IUD’s are small, T-shaped little pieces of plastic that are inserted into one’s … READ MORE

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