Posts by Michelle Kay

  • Blog Series

    Ten Years of Talking Back: Michelle Kay

    November 4th, 2014     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    Former features editor and dear friend of Shameless, Michelle Kay, shares what Shameless has meant to her and why you should support us. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Well Worn: Michelle’s John Fluevog designer shoes

    July 31st, 2014     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    I hadn’t thought of these shoes in years. At the time, they seemed so precious, so adorable, the perfect way to hide what I believed were my ginormous feet. They were John Fluevogs in Mary Jane style. They were stiff black leather with red flowers embroidered on the top, such delicate, feminine little things—a modern twist on silk brocade. They reminded me of those cloth shoes you find in Chinatown but they came with a $200 price tag. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Dear Teenage Michelle

    March 1st, 2014     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    Michelle Kay is a writer/librarian and translator. She is also Shameless’s Features Editor. Originally from the Prairies, she’s lived all over and is well-versed in the art of letter-writing. Her favourite mode of communication is still with pen and paper. Follow her @yo_mk READ MORE

  • Web Features

    JD Samson talks dollars and sense

    August 27th, 2012     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    Transcription by Erin Pehlivan JD Samson of Le Tigre, Men, Dykes Can Dance and so many other magical arts initiatives talks to Shameless Magazine Feature’s editor Michelle Kay about how to get by financially while making a career as an artist. Take a listen here: For a transcription of ‘JD Samson talks dollars and sense’ read on: Sarah Feldbloom: Hi, I’m Sarah Feldbloom, Shameless Magazine’s Web Producer. You’re about to hear an interview with artist and … READ MORE

  • Web Features

    The Barter Babes Project

    September 21st, 2011     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    Scrilla, bones, dough, moola, scratch, clams, buckaroos: call it what you will, but money is money. From all the economy talk in the news to applying for school loans to standing in line at the grocery store, we spend a lot of time with money on our minds and our minds on money. It makes the world go round, yet finance is not an easy to navigate subject, with cryptic acronyms and confusing questions. What … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    a love letter to feminism (for real)

    March 2nd, 2011     by Michelle Kay     Comments

    cross-posted on I feel blessed and honoured to be a part of the anthology, Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex. Not only because it gave me space to put down in print and solidify forever my XTREME-RAGE-AGAINST-GRAD-SCHOOL, but for many other reasons as well. As the editor has stated many times, including in the book, it is not a “hate-on” feminism or academia. To me, it is exactly the opposite: in deconstructing all … READ MORE