• Announcements

    Important Announcement About the Future of Shameless

    November 10th, 2023     by Cindy Ly     Comments

    Thank you for your support over many years. We hope that Shameless has inspired and moved you to action. READ MORE

  • “Yellow Fever” and the Hypersexualization of Asian Women in Film

    May 1st, 2023     by Robina Nguyen     Comments

    Illustration by Beena Mistry In Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 war film Full Metal Jacket, Papillon Soo-Soo plays a Vietnamese sex worker soliciting American GIs. Scantily clad in a leather slit skirt and teetering high heels, she takes a long, slow drag on her cigarette and recites the lines, “Me so horny. Me love you long time.” The term became sensationalized. You might have heard female vocals ooze the phrase in a 1989 2 Live Crew track. It was … READ MORE

  • Important Update from Team Shameless

    March 25th, 2023     by Isabel Armiento     Comments

    Illustration: Beena Mistry Dear Shameless readers, You may not have received our latest publication or perhaps not read the letter from the Editor. We wanted to take a moment to share the letter from the editor on our website as Shameless is taking a moment to pause, to undertake rest, and to work through a chrysalis process so that we may emerge on the other side better equipped to do our work in the world. What does … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Bits and Pieces: My Latest Creative Project

    October 26th, 2022     by Ruby Condon     Comments

    “At the start of last school year, I felt entirely made of bits and pieces—stray rubble held together by the excitement of what the year had to offer but kept fractured by the inherent doubt of my own capabilities. If I’m being honest, I’ve felt pretty lost since going away to college, but I think that is because I am discovering a “me” I have never known; all my creative energy is going into creating her.” READ MORE

  • Carless in North America: Pandemic Edition

    October 17th, 2022     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Illustration by Marlee Jennings “Just come by and pick it up.” “Curbside delivery.” “Just wait in your car.” How many times have you heard those phrases over the past two and a half years? A lot? So have I. In North America, it’s assumed that everyone has easy access to a vehicle. Being without a car in Canada or the USA puts you at a distinct disadvantage, and this has only been magnified during the COVID-19 pandemic. I … READ MORE

  • Diet culture has no place in blood donation campaigns

    September 21st, 2022     by Katherine Gladhart-Hayes     Comments

    Illustration by Marlee Jennings As the Omicron surge took the world by storm last winter, the Red Cross declared a historic blood shortage in the U.S., and the internet was filled with pleas for donations. While donating blood is a great way communities can come together to save lives, the information available for people planning to donate is influenced by a culture that moralizes body size and food consumption. For example, blood donation campaigns encourage donors … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    How I learned to cope with my mental health in my South Asian family

    May 30th, 2022     by Naila Syed     Comments

    In many South Asian families, mental health is still considered taboo, with reputation and honour often taking precedence. It’s led to a dangerous culture of silence that stems from a lack of acceptance and understanding READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Issue 45 Out Now!

    May 28th, 2022     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Leading on READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    We Need to Stop Buying from Brandy Melville: Here’s Why

    May 2nd, 2022     by Ruby Condon     Comments

    Ask anybody who came of age in the 2010s and they can describe to you the experience of being in a Brandy Melville store. That distinct, musky-yet-clean linen smell, the hangers wrapped in clothing scraps, the muted florals and lace trims, the feeling of inferiority to the workers. This was a time when the dominant aesthetic was the effortlessly beautiful and skinny, cut-off shorts and ugg-boot wearing Tumblr Girl. I remember scrolling through Tumblr with my … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    It’s Time For The Feminist Movement To Leave TERFs Behind

    March 2nd, 2022     by Eleni Vlahiotis     Comments

    Using feminism to justify anti-trans sentiment is nothing new — it’s been a tactic since the origin of radical feminism in the 1960s and 70s. What is new is the rise in platforming transphobic rhetoric in Canadian mainstream media. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Whatever Happened to Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum? The Complete Timeline

    January 4th, 2022     by Hannah Maitland     Comments

    After a decade of ongoing controversy, what is the full story of sex education in Ontario? What kind of curriculum do we have now? And more importantly, how exactly have the affected students made their voices heard along the way? READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Issue 44 Out Now!

    December 18th, 2021     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Working at the pace of care READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Help! I can’t stop oversharing on Instagram

    October 21st, 2021     by Tina Makuto     Comments

    The first time I deactivated my Instagram was in December of 2020. It was the week after my 19th birthday. Ontario as a province was at the peak of COVID-19, we were in yet another lockdown/stay-at-home order, my dab pen was my bestie. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    How to create a comfortable and efficient workspace for marginalized workers

    October 15th, 2021     by Romey James     Comments

    There is so much to be done when it comes to policies concerning the unique struggles all those employees of marginalized genders face in the workplace, and which demand unique solutions READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Applications Open: The Youth Feminist Media Project Incubator!

    September 28th, 2021     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless is thrilled to announce the feminist media project incubator, open to youth 13-19 across Canada. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    How Moose Hide Campaign founder Raven Lacerte is spreading medicine across Canada

    August 23rd, 2021     by Emma Paidra     Comments

    Much like Indigenous people have long been utilizing resources of the land as remedies, the Moose Hide Campaign is engaging Canadian communities in meaningful dialogue to spark healing READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    To Exist Outside of a Culture of “Hustling”

    August 13th, 2021     by Taheelah C.     Comments

    When it comes to “girl bosses,” hustle culture has become an extension of a commoditized and branded feminism – with Black women its biggest victims. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Word on the Street Toronto Weekly Feature: Interview with Saul Freedman-Lawson

    July 23rd, 2021     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Word on the Street Toronto Weekly Feature: Interview with Saul Freedman-Lawson, Shameless Youth Advisory Member! READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Call for Bloggers!

    July 13th, 2021     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless Magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for teens with marginalized genders, is building a team and community network of regular contributors to the blog. We are envisioning building a supportive space for writers of all experience levels to share their work, collaborate, and connect with each other. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    POSITION: Director of Operations and Publishing

    July 2nd, 2021     by Team Shameless     Comments

    TIME COMMITMENT: approx. 5-10 hrs/week plus regular meetings/commitments as follows: Attend team meetings (2hrs/month) Attend board meetings and provide business updates (2 hours/quarter) With board, help to organize AGM (3 hours/year) Minimum commitment (2 years) Shameless is a volunteer-run magazine; we offer a $50 honorarium per issue for all positions. However, we intend to undergo a strategic planning process to address how this labour is compensated moving forward. As the incoming director of operations and publishing, you will have … READ MORE

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