Tag: Youth

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    Minimum wage needs a raise

    September 22nd, 2014     by Sareh Serajelahi     Comments

    I first started working for minimum wage when I was in high school to help relieve my mother of some financial costs. By no means was I earning enough to help pay for household expenses or other necessities. Still, the main reason I started working as soon as I legally could, was to help pay for at least some of my personal expenses. Even as a 16 year old, I was astonished as to how my adult co-workers at the movie theatre were able to stretch their paycheck far enough to pay for rent, bills, food, transportation and other daily necessities. READ MORE

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    Art Work Part 2: The Realities of Becoming an Artist

    June 12th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s second of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. This week Skittlez talks about what happens after you have decided to pursue art as a career! READ MORE

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    Art Work Part 1: You Can Become Who You Want To Be

    June 5th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s first of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. Skittlez shares her journey of pursuing art as a career, debunks myths about becoming an artist and post-secondary education, and encourages other young women and trans youth to overcome their fears and follow their art! READ MORE

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    Maker Monday! Mini Zines!

    May 26th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    Feeling like you’ve got something to say? A story to tell? Publish a pocket-sized book for yourself or friends! Last week Coco Riot taught us what we needed to know about mini zines! Photocopy and send in tiny envelopes! Hide it in the school library! READ MORE

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    Maker Monday! Pre-Pride Edition!

    May 12th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    It’s our weekly DIY post from our friends at Delisle Youth Services’ Studio program! This week for Maker Monday, we’re gearing up for the Pride festival! We will be spending our Maker Monday designing our custom Pride button to give out at this year’s World Pride in Toronto! READ MORE

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    Maker Monday! Weaving Wheel!

    May 5th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    It’s our weekly DIY post from our friends at Delisle Youth Services’ Studio program! Last week Raz stopped in and showed us how to make our very own weaving wheel out of a scrap of cardboard. Now we’re making round bracelets, belts, and loops all the time! READ MORE

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    Maker Monday! Stickers!

    April 28th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    It’s our weekly DIY post from our friends at Delisle Youth Services’ Studio program! Last Monday Nigel taught us to unleash our inner doodling genius, and to create simple stickers to personalize our stuff and trade with friends! READ MORE

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    When Your Teenage Role Model Rapes You

    April 24th, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    In this article Kaylie Sorrenti shares their story of being sexually assaulted by a woman she looked up to and trusted. Kaylie’s story speaks about several forms of abuse, how they impact individuals and communities, and the systems that silence sharing information and experiences among survivors. This article contains graphic information about rape, substance abuse, and victim blaming. READ MORE

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    Maker Monday! Flower Crowns!

    April 21st, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    We made flower crowns! Come on Spring! READ MORE

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    Rookie Yearbook-In-Review 2

    April 16th, 2014     by Zephyr McKenna     Comments

    Zephyr McKenna shares zir thoughts on Rookie’s second year, second yearbook, and the Toronto launch party at Magic Pony! READ MORE

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    Maker Monday: Animal Ears!

    April 14th, 2014     by Maya Peters     Comments

    We made amazing animal ear headbands, tails, and even part of a Glaceon (from Pokemon) costume! READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Maker Monday! DIY Lipstick

    April 7th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    Every Monday we’ll be sharing an idea for something you can make! This week it’s Lipstick! READ MORE

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    Five Tips For Surviving High School as a Trans Youth

    April 2nd, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    Blogger Kaylie Sorrenti shares their strategies for getting through High School as a Trans Youth READ MORE