Tag: Youth

  • 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

    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

  • Shameless is hiring volunteer staff illustrators!

    October 16th, 2018     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Join our team—apply by November 9th, 2018! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Learn The Art of Audio Storytelling

    October 12th, 2018     by Mariel Marshall     Comments

    As access to recording and editing technologies proliferate, the medium is becoming democratized. But opportunities to access quality training are few and far between. FIXT POINT Arts & Media is piloting a new training program that will give young women and non-binary youth the knowledge and practical skills they need to produce high-quality, compelling audio stories, and teach them how to use the medium of audio storytelling to engage their communities in meaningful ways. The two-week … READ MORE

  • Join the Shameless Youth Advisory Board!

    February 20th, 2018     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Announcing new paid positions for teen girls and trans youth in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)! READ MORE

  • Pencils Down, Hands Up

    January 24th, 2018     by Jean Boampong     Comments

    How and why police officers in schools uphold systemic oppression and why they’ve got to go. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    What I Am

    December 26th, 2017     by Amethyst Tagney     Comments

    My name is Amethyst, and I’m biracial. Don’t get me wrong — I love that I have multiple heritages to call my own. It means I can relate to more people since I’ve had experiences as both a Hispanic and a white individual. Since I have the dark hair and eyes of my Puerto Rican-Cuban mother and the lighter skin of my European father, I’m usually seen as one or the other. However, my physical … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Past, Present, Futures – Indigenous Futurism by Youth Filmmakers

    November 18th, 2017     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    The only way to survive is to imagine futures, but it’s even better to create them. Visualizing futures is power. Giving shape to future worlds that aren’t separate from the past, but inextricable to them is what can get us through. This is the gift the young filmmakers at imagiNATIVE explored through their films. imagiNATIVE is an annual film festival held in Toronto every October. imagiNATIVE’s vision is about showcasing, promoting, and celebrating Indigenous film and … READ MORE

  • Tri-Radical

    October 16th, 2017     by Christarr Smillie     Comments

    ‘Growing Up Black in Canada’ is a writers’ series brought to you by Black Futures Now Toronto in partnership with Shameless Magazine. The series is meant to bring forward local and personal Black histories that do not fit into mainstream narratives about what it means to be a young person in Canada. Throughout the series we will highlight the non-fiction work of five young writers from various backgrounds. Through their stories, we will explore what … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    That Time I Wrote a Play About Consent and Didn’t Know It

    October 5th, 2017     by Rose Napoli     Comments

    Content warning: Discussions of consent and situations involving sexual abuse of minors About a year ago, a wondrous thing happened to me: a theatre company wanted to produce one of my plays. Scratch that: two theatre companies wanted to join forces and produce one of my plays. In the glamorous and lucrative world of playwriting, we call this “eating dinner”. I was thrilled. I love dinner! Scratch that: I was not thrilled, really I was terrified. … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Letters Loved: Letters to myself

    April 6th, 2017     by deb singh     Comments

    Hello dear Shameless readers! I was so inspired by Letters Lived: Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths edited by our very own Shameless editor, Sheila Sampath, that I came back after taking a blogging break and wrote my own letter. Letters Lived is an inspiring short read from writers and activists writing to their younger selves, as adults. Ever want to reassure, guide or share your 20/20 hindsight with yourself after the fact? Letters Lived offers that very promise. … READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    The Tree in the Red

    August 8th, 2016     by Elizabeth Ouedraogo     Comments

    The Tree in the Red is the first place winner in the creative non-fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Hunting Season

    August 8th, 2016     by Faith Paré     Comments

    Hunting Season was the first place winner in the poetry category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Invictus

    August 8th, 2016     by Candice Wong     Comments

    Invictus was the 1st place winner in the fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Sat Me Down and Said

    August 5th, 2016     by Katherine Gladhart-Hayes     Comments

    Sat Me Down and Said was the second place winner in the fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Untitled Poem

    August 5th, 2016     by Elizabeth Ouedraogo     Comments

    This untitled piece was the second place winner in the poetry category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Crimson Beauty: Coming to terms with the trials and tribulations of eczema

    August 5th, 2016     by Victoria Chiu     Comments

    Crimson Beauty was the second place winner in the creative non-fiction category of the 2015 Talking Back Awards READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JUNE 24

    June 24th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Women Deliver, but we can deliver more for all women

    June 14th, 2016     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    From May 16-19, Copenhagen held the largest conference on sexual and reproductive health rights and the advancement of the rights for women and girls in the last decade. Women Deliver gathered 5763 activists, educators, journalists, academics and others to discuss our new development framework (the Sustainable Development Goals) and some of the main issues women and girls are facing today. Hundreds of speakers - from Hilary Clinton, Muhammad Yunus, Ban-ki Moon to the Crown Princesses of … READ MORE

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