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Ten Years of Talking Back: Hall of Shameless MVP Ann Douglas

October 14th, 2014     by Ann Douglas     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

In honour of our ten-year anniversary, we spoke with ten different people in the Shameless community, past and present. Today, Hall of Shameless Most Valuable Player Ann Douglas shares why she supports Shameless and why you should consider joining her as a sustainer.

Want to take part in our community and support our work? Check out our list of ten ways to support Shameless.

We hope you can join us at our 10-year anniversary party and launch of the Shamie Awards on November 14!

A transcription of the video is below the embedded file.

I’m Ann Douglas, and I believe in encouraging young people to be shameless.

When I was younger, I was a member of the “Good Girl Club.” It took me forty-two years to relinquish my membership, to realize that it’s better to be outspoken than to be bullied into silence, better to be part of a group that’s working for change than to feel alone and scared.

Investing in Shameless means investing in the next generation. I’m proud to take my place in the Hall of Shameless, because investing in a better world is nothing to be ashamed about.

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