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    Bits and Pieces: My Latest Creative Project

    October 26th, 2022     by Ruby Condon     Comments

    “At the start of last school year, I felt entirely made of bits and pieces—stray rubble held together by the excitement of what the year had to offer but kept fractured by the inherent doubt of my own capabilities. If I’m being honest, I’ve felt pretty lost since going away to college, but I think that is because I am discovering a “me” I have never known; all my creative energy is going into creating her.” READ MORE

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    How I learned to cope with my mental health in my South Asian family

    May 30th, 2022     by Naila Syed     Comments

    In many South Asian families, mental health is still considered taboo, with reputation and honour often taking precedence. It’s led to a dangerous culture of silence that stems from a lack of acceptance and understanding READ MORE

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    We Need to Stop Buying from Brandy Melville: Here’s Why

    May 2nd, 2022     by Ruby Condon     Comments

    Ask anybody who came of age in the 2010s and they can describe to you the experience of being in a Brandy Melville store. That distinct, musky-yet-clean linen smell, the hangers wrapped in clothing scraps, the muted florals and lace trims, the feeling of inferiority to the workers. This was a time when the dominant aesthetic was the effortlessly beautiful and skinny, cut-off shorts and ugg-boot wearing Tumblr Girl. I remember scrolling through Tumblr with my … READ MORE

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    It’s Time For The Feminist Movement To Leave TERFs Behind

    March 2nd, 2022     by Eleni Vlahiotis     Comments

    Using feminism to justify anti-trans sentiment is nothing new — it’s been a tactic since the origin of radical feminism in the 1960s and 70s. What is new is the rise in platforming transphobic rhetoric in Canadian mainstream media. READ MORE

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    Whatever Happened to Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum? The Complete Timeline

    January 4th, 2022     by Hannah Maitland     Comments

    After a decade of ongoing controversy, what is the full story of sex education in Ontario? What kind of curriculum do we have now? And more importantly, how exactly have the affected students made their voices heard along the way? READ MORE

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    Help! I can’t stop oversharing on Instagram

    October 21st, 2021     by Tina Makuto     Comments

    The first time I deactivated my Instagram was in December of 2020. It was the week after my 19th birthday. Ontario as a province was at the peak of COVID-19, we were in yet another lockdown/stay-at-home order, my dab pen was my bestie. READ MORE

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    How to create a comfortable and efficient workspace for marginalized workers

    October 15th, 2021     by Romey James     Comments

    There is so much to be done when it comes to policies concerning the unique struggles all those employees of marginalized genders face in the workplace, and which demand unique solutions READ MORE

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    How Moose Hide Campaign founder Raven Lacerte is spreading medicine across Canada

    August 23rd, 2021     by Emma Paidra     Comments

    Much like Indigenous people have long been utilizing resources of the land as remedies, the Moose Hide Campaign is engaging Canadian communities in meaningful dialogue to spark healing READ MORE

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    To Exist Outside of a Culture of “Hustling”

    August 13th, 2021     by Taheelah Kishiya Cameron     Comments

    When it comes to “girl bosses,” hustle culture has become an extension of a commoditized and branded feminism – with Black women its biggest victims. READ MORE

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    Word on the Street Toronto Weekly Feature: Interview with Saul Freedman-Lawson

    July 23rd, 2021     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Word on the Street Toronto Weekly Feature: Interview with Saul Freedman-Lawson, Shameless Youth Advisory Member! READ MORE

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    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

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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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