• In the Blog

    Mid-week ROUND UP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Donning an Editor’s Hat

    July 7th, 2014     by Christine Smith McFarlane     Comments

    I’m a writer first and foremost, but since joining Shameless Magazine over a year ago, I have had to also don the hat of an editor for the column “Beyond the Books.” The Beyond the Books column was started when I joined team Shameless and it aims to give a voice to Indigenous peoples and discuss issues that are not normally talked about in books or the classroom. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Queering Sex Ed

    July 3rd, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek provides some excellent references for queering sex ed, because when it comes to our ongoing sexual education, we can learn from each other! She writes: “Who knows what teens need to know better than other teens, especially when they’re taught accurate information from other sources?” READ MORE

  • Behind the Scenes

    Fashion Issue Out Now!

    June 30th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Even the lightest piece of clothing can carry the heaviest weight. A simple t-shirt is made up of the threads of nature, labour, struggle and resilience through colonialism, capitalism and globalization. It’s then re-imagined in our wardrobes to signal culture, style and politics, to reflect our personalities and to subvert or challenge stifling norms. Fashion does this in the most personal of ways — on our bodies — leaving us with a lot to unravel. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Film Review: Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

    June 30th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Framed through fictional narrative styled after the pulp lesbian novels of the 1950s, Forbidden Love features interviews from a handful of queer women who came of age in the middle of the 20th century. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Monthly Music Musings: Two Crosses

    June 26th, 2014     by Becky Martyn     Comments

    Two Crosses are a powerviolence band from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. The band describes their music as being “fast, anxious,(and) noisy (and) obsessive and awkward to everyone involved” and they touch on topics such as loneliness and desolation, the end of the world, and hypocrisy within hardcore. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Review: Spent by Antonia Crane

    June 23rd, 2014     by Allison McCarthy     Comments

    “Crane’s work in Spent remains powerful and equally unafraid at every turn her story takes,” writes Allison McCarthy. Read more of her review of Antonia Crane’s debut memoir. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Art Work Part 3: Funding Your Art Career

    June 19th, 2014     by Skittlez Gunn     Comments

    Skittlez Gunn’s third of 3 posts on becoming a professional artist as a young woman. This week Skittlez talks about how to get the money!!! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: JUNE 18

    June 18th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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  • In the Blog

    Advice Column: Supporting a Friend or Partner in a “Freak Out” moment.

    June 17th, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    Last time I talked to you I was really cold and it was winter. And now it’s spring! So that’s really nice and today I’m going to talk to you about a bit of a serious topic but I think it’s a relief to talk about in certain ways. I’m going to talk about some things you might do if your friend or partner is experiencing a moment of acute crisis or “freak out.” READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    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

  • In the Blog

    Mid-Week Round Up: June 11

    June 11th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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  • In the Blog

    Review: Queer Bathroom Stories

    June 10th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    It’s difficult enough to find a place to pee in Toronto without having to buy something first. If you’re queer or trans, when you do eventually find your way to a public washroom, you still have to navigate the heavily gendered politics of the “male” and “female” divide. In Queer Bathroom Stories, playwright Sheila Cavanagh brings such a necessary issue of queer and trans experiences from the washroom to the stage. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Review: What It Was, at the Inside Out 24th Annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival

    June 6th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Is this the real life, or is this just memory? READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    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

  • In the Blog

    Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

    June 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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  • In the Blog

    Book Review: Lila Abu-Lughod’s Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

    June 2nd, 2014     by Vijaya Chikermane     Comments

    Do Muslim Women Need Saving is peppered with stories like those of Zaynab that reveal the complexities of women’s lives across the “Muslim world.” Through these stories Abu-Lughod is able to peel away at the assumptions and stereotypes that many of us in the West are offered up about Muslim women. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Review: Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness

    May 30th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek reviews Janet Mock’s autobiography Redefining Realness, calling it unique, accessible, brave, and authentic, reminding readers that trans folks have so many stories yet to be told. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Abundant Bodies: Media making and movement building

    May 30th, 2014     by Asam Ahmad     Comments

    The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every summer in Detroit, Michigan. For the first time this year, there will be a track (a series of workshops/panels/sessions) that will explore body positivity in our movements and create media that resists dominant narratives about body size. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Dear Teenage Kate

    May 29th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

    Most of those things people around you are trying to make you feel ashamed of are actually you fighting for the things you need. READ MORE

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