• In the Blog

    Learning to be an Ally in Indigenous Activism

    April 8th, 2021     by Raiyah Patel     Comments

    “I had good intentions, but quickly learned that I could not understand Shannen’s struggle. I could never experience the pain and injustice caused by colonization’s legacy, or the unfairness of having inadequate schooling. So how could I confront the injustice I witnessed? This question helped me realize I could ally with Indigenous-led movements.” READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Call for volunteer circulation manager!

    April 5th, 2021     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Shameless magazine, a Canadian, independent, feminist voice for teens with marginalized genders, is looking for a volunteer circulation manager. Are you an organizational whiz? Do you love spreadsheets and systems? Do you have a commitment to anti-oppression and inclusive feminist politics? Do you have some time to volunteer and a vision for Shameless? Then we need you. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Call for volunteer editors!

    April 5th, 2021     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for teens with marginalized genders, is hiring volunteer editors for multiple positions. Are you devoted to grassroots publishing? Do you have a commitment to anti-oppression and inclusive feminist politics? Do you have some time to volunteer, and a vision for Shameless? Then we need you. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    The 2021 Talking Back Feminist Media Conference: Callout for Breaktime Activities and Volunteers!

    February 17th, 2021     by Team Shameless     Comments

    We are seeking creative short activities for breaktimes, and other conference volunteers! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Hey, Progressives: Please Stop Being Jerks about Disability

    February 12th, 2021     by Denise Reich     Comments

    With allies like these, do we need enemies? READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Tickets Sales Are OPEN! The 2021 Talking Back Feminist Media Conference

    February 11th, 2021     by Team Shameless     Comments

    The 2021 Conference takes place online the weekend of March 13-14. The conference theme is Feminist Media as Social Justice. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    The Performance Issue Is Out Now!

    February 3rd, 2021     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Dear Shameless readers, we hope that this issue finds you as well as can be, given everything that’s happening in the world, and everything that has happened since our last issue. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    A Tale Of Two Spectrums: The Challenges of Being Both Queer and Autistic

    January 25th, 2021     by Lucinda Thee     Comments

    “Many autistic people may come out as LGBTQ+ while some of their neurotypical peers may not because of two traits that many autistic people share: a lack of adherence to social norms and a strong sense of honesty. Openly identifying as queer may come a little easier to folks who aren’t tied to social expectations of gender and feel the need to tell the truth. However, LGBTQ+ autistic people who occupy these two dual spectrums face massive challenges in their day-to-day lives.” READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    The Gut

    January 20th, 2021     by Camille Côté     Comments

    Camille Côté shares her experiences through creative non-fiction about looking back on the importance of listening to your body. In the midst of an unhealthy relationship, intense family changes and illness, and just trying to get through the day as a young person and comedian in her early 20’s, Camille struggled with the dissonance of trying to ignore her gut and how important it is to listen to what your body is trying to tell you. Content warning for mentions of drug use. READ MORE

  • 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

  • In the Blog

    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

  • In the Blog

    “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

  • Blog Series

    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

  • In the Blog

    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

  • In the Blog

    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

  • In the Blog

    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

  • In the Blog

    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

  • In the Blog

    Banding Together Through Mutual Aid

    August 21st, 2020     by Ainsley Lawrence     Comments

    “Ironically, as social isolation is encouraged for the sake of public health, it is small, united groups of people that may ultimately thrive.” READ MORE

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