• In the Blog

    Depression, Debt, and Disparities: How Women’s Finances Affect Their Mental Health

    January 10th, 2021     by Ainsley Lawrence     Comments

    Finances are about far more than one’s standard of living. They mean more than just having the luxury of going out and buying that designer handbag you’ve had your eye on or making sure you’re getting around town in a truly tricked-out ride. Financial issues are, fundamentally, a matter of social justice. And, increasingly, they’re linked to overall quality of life. Economic disparities are being linked to health disparities. This includes not only inequities in access … READ MORE

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    How To Eat Ethically After An Eating Disorder

    December 28th, 2020     by Isabel Armiento     Comments

    But first, a classic chicken and egg problem: “Are vegetarian diets a risk factor for disordered eating, or – and research strongly favours this option – do those at risk of eating disorders gravitate towards vegetarian diets?” READ MORE

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    “I Woke Up Like This”: The Beauty Industry, Gaslighting, And The Bravery Of Loving Yourself

    November 28th, 2020     by Victoria Sagardía Calderón     Comments

    “The way women have been taught to tear each other down does not actually benefit us. If we want to create supportive spaces, our only option is sisterhood — and unfollowing accounts that don’t support our mental health. One of the best things we can do to improve our body image is to curate our Instagram feeds.” READ MORE

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    Passing the Test: Girls, Autism, and Stereotypes

    November 23rd, 2020     by Lucinda Thee     Comments

    Many autistic girls receive a late diagnosis, and some may not even be diagnosed at all. But misdiagnosis is just the beginning; stereotypes about autism erase autistic girls’ and women’s experiences and perpetuate stigma. READ MORE

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    A Brief History of Drag: From 618 A.D to COVID-19

    November 14th, 2020     by Maighdlin Mahoney     Comments

    “Drag is something that people have been doing in their bedrooms forever,” says Holliday, and now more than ever performers and audiences can engage with drag even when they’re isolated. READ MORE

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    To Those Who Have Painted My World Orange

    October 12th, 2020     by Ruby Condon     Comments

    A love letter for pandemic times. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: THE 2ND TALKING BACK FEMINIST MEDIA CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    October 5th, 2020     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Shameless is thrilled to announce we will host the our second annual Talking Back Feminist Media Conference online on March 13-14, 2020. This conference is funded by the Toronto Arts Council. Call for proposals - no prior experience required! READ MORE

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    The Long History of Defunding the Police

    September 24th, 2020     by Maighdlin Mahoney     Comments

    Over the last few months, we’ve been hearing the call to defund the police more and more. In fact, defunding the police is really only one piece in a decades old (even centuries old) movement to get rid of police and prisons entirely – this movement is called prison abolition. Read on to learn more about the history of prison abolition and how you can get involved! READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Announcing the 2020 Talking Back Feminist Media Conference & Call for Steering Committee Members!

    September 8th, 2020     by Team Shameless     Comments

    It’s time to get excited! Shameless is thrilled to announce we will host the our second annual Talking Back Feminist Media Conference online this fall. Save the date! This virtual conference will be held on November 21st and 22nd, 2020. READ MORE

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    The Problem With Detox Talk: How to Build a Self Caring Yoga Practice During Quarantine

    August 23rd, 2020     by Victoria Sagardía Calderón     Comments

    “Since quarantine began, a wide range of yogis – from popular influencers to local yoga teachers – have persistently argued for the importance of keeping or creating a yoga practice to handle stress levels during quarantine. Many of these teachers, however, also started to market from a weight loss perspective, and sport slogans like “lose the quarantine 15.” This, combined with the indirect messaging of what a yoga body “should” look like (online yoga accounts often show just one type of body: thin, white, and clad in expensive yoga wear), very quickly turned into a conversation about how yoga could make you into a superhero mermaid with a six-pack.” READ MORE