• 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

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    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

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    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

  • 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

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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

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    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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    Five Black Writers You Should Know

    August 18th, 2020     by Team Shameless     Comments

    In the spirit of continuing to highlight Black voices and perspectives, the Shameless team has compiled some of our favourite pieces written by Black authors over the past few months. Here are five Black writers we think you should know. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Pandemic Shipping Restart

    May 25th, 2020     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Hello Shameless readers! I hope you’re all keeping as safe and healthy as you can through this global pandemic. Me, I’m hanging in there. I am tired and worried and the most ordinary, everyday tasks like grocery shopping take hours and sap me of more energy than I thought possible, but I have a place to live and an okay income. I do what I can to help those who can’t leave the house or have … READ MORE

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    Surviving the Pandemic Together: Investing in Our Communities’ Futures

    May 23rd, 2020     by Team Shameless     Comments

    In the months leading up to the pandemic, the Shameless team was planning to launch a fundraising campaign to counteract the loss of our Ontario Arts Council funding. Our priorities in the current moment have shifted. We’ve found ourselves asking, how can we maintain our treasured communities through primarily online forms? How can we show up for each other when we have to socialize from a distance? How can we continue to create the world that we want to find on the other side of all of this? READ MORE

  • Shameless is hiring a volunteer arts editor!

    May 10th, 2020     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring an arts editor. 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

  • A House of One’s Own: Feminism and Furnishings in “Sex Education”

    May 9th, 2020     by Morgan Bimm     Comments

    “Having your own space has been central not only to women’s independence, but also to unlocking their creative potential.” READ MORE

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    Rust Belt Femme: An Interview with author Raechel Anne Jolie

    April 19th, 2020     by Andi Schwartz     Comments

    “The Rust Belt gave me my femme identity more wholly, and more fully, and more beautifully than anything else.” READ MORE

    Author Raechel Anne Jolie talks to us about growing up in the Rust Belt, becoming femme, and writing a memoir about it all. READ MORE

  • What We Can Learn About “Distant Socializing” From Chronically Ill Trauma BBs

    April 11th, 2020     by Margeaux Feldman     Comments

    Can living through a global pandemic help us imagine a more accessible future? Margeaux Feldman believes it can. Margeaux first got sick in 2016. Like many other chronically ill and disabled folks, she has already developed many strategies for “distant socializing.” She shares her tips for staying grounded and connected in this wild time and her hopes for a more accessible future. READ MORE

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