• 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

  • In the Blog

    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

  • In the Blog

    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

  • Announcements

    Temporary shipping suspension as Shameless staff practice social distancing

    March 25th, 2020     by Team Shameless     Comments

    We are temporarily suspending shipping due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    The Futures and Futurisms Issue is out now!

    March 25th, 2020     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Read the Editor’s Letter for our latest issue! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    How STD Stigma Shapes the Masses

    March 12th, 2020     by Jori Hamilton     Comments

    Please note this post contains some spoilers for Season 2 of Sex Education. Over the past 10 years, the ‘sex-positive’ movement has grown dramatically. The movement advocates for embracing sexuality as an important part of identity and health, regardless of age or social constructs. In other words, it says sex is human, and you’re human, so it’s a healthy part of your life. Educate yourself, and embrace it. Another interesting trend is the growth in sexually transmitted … READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Shameless for 15 Years

    March 10th, 2020     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the 11th post in the series, writer Jackie Mlotek has shared what Shameless means to them. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    TIFF Next Wave: Denise’s Top Picks

    February 19th, 2020     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Our writers review their top picks. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is on This Weekend

    February 15th, 2020     by Hailey Orrange     Comments

    Our writers review their top picks. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    This Story Is About You, But Not For You: A Review of “Made in China”

    February 6th, 2020     by Gelaine Santiago     Comments

    Gelaine Santiago reviews the film Made in China. READ MORE

    “Made In China couldn’t seem to reconcile the nature of telling the story of a Chinese person with its desire to pander to a white audience. Because of that, so much of this film just felt watered down, the way Chinese dishes are removed of spice and heat and history to be made palatable to mainstream consumers.” READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Review: Just Pervs by Jess Taylor

    February 4th, 2020     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    When I was a teenager, I was introduced to the books of Charles Bukowski. I had spotted a shelf-full of them at the East Village apartment of someone whose taste and lifestyle I admired. The first Bukowski novel I sought out was Women. Out of all the titles I’d seen on the shelf, this one stood out and seemed the most attractive. I assumed that a book with “women” for a title would offer, at its core, a nuanced study of, well, women. I assumed women would figure prominently in Women, in a way that would appeal to me, a young woman reader. I took Women out of the central library in Mississauga and took it to my bedroom to read READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Barriers in the classroom

    January 29th, 2020     by Anthonella Alvarez     Comments

    Latinx students face unique education challenges that are not being addressed. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Shameless ILU

    January 28th, 2020     by Lido Pimienta     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the tenth post in the series, musician Lido Pimienta has shared an original piece of art in celebration. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Shameless Called Me a Writer Before I Called Myself One

    January 8th, 2020     by deb singh     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the ninth post in the series, Shameless contributor deb singh has shared how her involvement with Shameless helped her writing voice. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    New Issue Out Now! Special Youth Issue!

    December 29th, 2019     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Read the Editor’s Letter for our very special youth issue! READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    small breaks are big breaks too

    December 16th, 2019     by Frizz Kid     Comments

    For our fifteenth anniversary we’ve reached out to the Shameless community and asked what the magazine has meant to them. In the eighth post in the series, Shameless contributor Frizz Kid has shared some of her poetry and art. READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Shameless 15th Anniversary End-of-Year Donation Drive and Subscription Sale!

    December 9th, 2019     by Team Shameless     Comments

    As our fifteen anniversary year winds down, here are some ways you can support us going into our sixteenth year – and get some bonuses for doing so! READ MORE

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