Posts by Megan Griffith-Greene

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    Big news at Shameless

    March 1st, 2010     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    The new issue is almost here, and with it comes some pretty big news for Shameless. First, the bittersweet: I’m stepping down as your fearless Shameless editor, and this issue is the last with me at the helm. It’s been a wild, wonderful, really rewarding ride. Shameless has been such a light to me, but it’s time to pass the torch to the next team of smart and talented editors, and for me to catch … READ MORE

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    Shameless Wire in The Metro

    November 26th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    Canice Leung, fantastic feminist columnist for The Metro, wrote a terrific piece about our exciting new project, the Shameless Wire. Help us make this project happen. Donate today. Full text of Canice’s column: As many women do in university, I took a few women’s studies classes. I remember in one mostly female class of 40, the teacher asked who was feminist; my hand was among a sparse few that went up. But in class discussions, my classmates’ thoughts … READ MORE

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    Parkdale Street Writers are back!

    October 5th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    We here at Shameless are big fans of the Parkdale Street Writers, a fantastic forum for youth writers (some of which we’ve been very lucky to reprint in the magazine). And a new set of workshops are about to begin. In addition to workshops with some amazing Toronto artists, participants get to try their hand at a wide range of creative writing, including comics, lyrics, poetry, video narratives and storytelling. Full deets from PSW co-ordinator Emily … READ MORE

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    Shameless issue #13 is finally here!

    August 14th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    Our long-anticipated issue #13 is finally here! Now hitting newsstands and mailboxes near you! Inside: * Cut your own hair! Our love letter to DIY, plus some great projects to get you started * Unpack before you pack! What you need to know before volunteering abroad * The history and politics of hoodies * The skinny on the word “skinny” * Why campus radio is an important feminist space * Why boys need a Shameless of their own plus comics, reviews and more! We know … READ MORE

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    Young Inspirations launch this Thursday!

    June 16th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    There’s a great new project from the amazing women behind the Medina Collective (which we’ve written about here and here) and the Art Gallery of York University: Ladies First. The participants are all girls from Brookview Middle School, and they have been working together to make their own magazine, using writing and visual arts to explore issues of social justice and representation. The magazine launches this Thursday, and it looks like it’s going to be … READ MORE

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    Media literacy camp this Saturday!

    May 28th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    There’s still space left in this incredible event happening in Toronto this weekend. And leading one workshop is our very own art director (and genius) Sheila Sampath. Full (exciting) details below from Michelle Cho from the Urban Alliance on Race Relations: Ever wonder why we see the same kinds of images of women in the media all the time? Wanna see women in the media as being something more than just a video ho? Tired of … READ MORE

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    Teen writers wanted!

    May 25th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    We’re gearing up for the She’s Shameless launch party, but we need your help! As part of the event, five teen writers will spend the afternoon in a focused workshop with acclaimed author and teacher Ibi Kaslik, working together on short creative pieces. That evening, they’ll take the stage and read their work, alongside some of the book’s contributors including Dianah Smith, Zoe Whittall and Shannon Gerrard. We strongly encourage youth from all communities to apply, including … READ MORE

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    Fear of Fighting nominated for an Expozine award!

    February 26th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    Congratulations to our fantastic publisher, Stacey May Fowles! Her second book, Fear of Fighting, (illustrated by the wonderful Marlena Zuber) is a finalist for the Expozine Alternative Press Awards! Expozine is Montreal’s only small press, comic and zine fair. The event brings together more than 200 English and French creators, bringing together a community of small press publishers and artists. Past Expozine award winners include Shannon Gerard and Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. Congrats, Stacey May! … READ MORE

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    Colouring outside of the lines

    February 25th, 2009     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    There’s a terrific event this Thursday at the National Film Board in Toronto: a screening of The Colouring Book: Short Digital Videos by Artists of Colour. This will be the Toronto premiere of the films, which debuted in Vancouver last November. One of the filmmakers is Indira Dutt, a Vancouver-based writer and student, and an old friend of mine. I was thrilled to catch up with her recently and hear all about the film. MGG: How did … READ MORE

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    Vote for Shameless at the Canadian Blog Awards!

    November 25th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    We’ve been nominated for the Best Feminist Blog category of the Canadian Blog Awards! Show us some love! … READ MORE

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    Parkdale Street Writers are at it again!

    November 21st, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    I’m a shameless fan of the Parkdale Street Writers, an awesome writing workshop full of cool, creative youth. We were thrilled to have some writing from the first workshop in the last issue. Well, a new set of workshops are slated to begin (info below). For more information, check out the website! PARKDALE STREET WRITERS (Coordinated by award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary) Calling all bloggers, poetry scribblers, epic e-mailers, and daydreamers thinking about writing an entire novel… The Parkdale … READ MORE

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    November 5th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    Obama is the president elect. Holy crap! For weeks now, I’ve been superstitiously yelling at anyone who said this was a sure thing, and now, exhausted from anxiety and the memory of four years ago, I’m absolutely, shamelessly delighted. And emotional. Also: South Dakota defeated the proposed abortion ban. Hurrah! More to say tomorrow. Now the sweet dreams of victory! … READ MORE

  • Web Features

    Arts Profile: Gender Outlaw: Kate Bornstein travels beyond gender

    September 28th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    Kate Bornstein walks onstage looking a bit like an older, punk Julianne Moore. She’s tall with shiny red hair; her round glasses are bold and colourful; tattoos spread across her arms beneath a black-and-white gingham dress. It’s the only black and white thing about her. In a performance that’s part classroom, part theatre and part therapy session, one message is clear: things don’t always fall into one of two categories. Born a boy, Bornstein became a … READ MORE

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    The new issue is finally here!

    September 26th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    The new issue of Shameless is here! It’s packed with great stories, including: Things we didn’t learn this summer: Monique Woolnough reflects on her years at camp and asks why the lessons about Native culture are so wrong Abby Blinch teaches us how to build a better bonfire Nicole Cohen watches the credits on Hollywood blockbusters and wonders who the writers are Kate Bornstein talks about why we need more gender outlaws Saintsierra Leonty shares what it’s like to live … READ MORE

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    Dispatch from Shameless HQ

    September 16th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    I was also depressed by this morning’s sad note from Bitch. In fact, I was in the middle of drafting my own note about why saving Bitch Magazine is important, but Stacey May beat me to the punch. But I wanted to add a small note anyway about the situation from where I am sitting. Shameless HQ is a little room in my apartment filled with back issues, mailing envelopes, letters and the piles … READ MORE

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    Tinkerbell protests for workers’ rights

    August 15th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    Tinkerbell and Cinderella were arrested earlier this week, in the middle of a protest for workers’ rights. Don’t get too excited: Disney hasn’t come out with an unexpectedly awesome new movie. Instead, a group of Disneyland workers, many in costume, shut down a major thoroughfare in California trying to prevent Disney from taking away their benefits. According to CNN: The dispute involves about 2,300 maids, bell hops, cooks and dishwashers at three Disney-owned hotels: the Paradise … READ MORE

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    Shameless on CBC Radio!

    August 15th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    This week, Shameless co-founder Nicole Cohen was a guest on Q, CBC Radio’s arts and culture show. Nicole joined BUST founder Debbie Stoller in a lively discussion on why feminist magazines matter. BUST just turned 15, a huge accomplishment for independent media. (When BUST turned five, Stoller was quoted as saying “much like crime, BUST doesn’t pay.”) If you missed the show, catch it again online. … READ MORE

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    The stress case

    June 30th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    I have a lot of stress. I have a day job, a secret identity as the editor of this very fine magazine, a whack of hobbies (some of which, like making wedding cakes, are a lot of work), a ton of great friends, a fantastic relationship, and at the end of the day, I still have to find time to cook, do laundry, and, once in a while, sleep. I’ve always been a “workaholic”, and … READ MORE

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    Teen writing workshop and other events that make us want to Scream (in a good way)

    June 20th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    The Scream Literary Festival is coming up again, and there are a few events that we at Shameless are particularly excited about. First of all, Julie Wilson, who runs the delightful Seen Reading blog is going to be running a writing workshop for teens called Seen Writing. The workshop, which is free, will be followed by readings by young poets Rupi Natt and Aaryn Zhou. Check out the event on Saturday, July 5th at 4:30 at … READ MORE

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    Abortion boat runs aground on the way to Ecuador

    June 17th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    Women on Waves, the amazing Dutch abortion activism group, has hit a snag, but isn’t letting that stop them. We wrote about WOW in the last issue: the group captains a ship called Harmony, which drops anchor in international waters off the coast of countries where abortion is illegal, and gives women access to safe, medical abortion. In doing so, they have been successful at getting reproductive rights back on the public agenda (and Portugal, … READ MORE

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