Over a year in the making, Shameless magazine’s very first book is set to launch in Toronto on June 23rd. For now, here’s a sneak peek at the beautiful cover (care of our very talented Art Director Sheila Sampath). You can pre-order the book online here, or ask for it at your local independent book store when spring has sprung. More details to follow!
More details after the jump.
From the team behind Shameless, the award-winning feminist magazine for teen girls, comes a new anthology for and about young women growing up, rocking out, and fighting back.
Co-editors Megan Griffith-Greene and Stacey May Fowles have compiled an anthology of fearless and funny non-fiction about strong, smart and shameless young women. With wit and honesty, the writers share stories of their teen experiences (both positive and negative) on everything from body image to best friends, from pop culture to first times. The book is founded on Shameless magazine’s tradition of smart, sassy, honest and inclusive writing, and reaches out to young female readers who are often ignored by mainstream: freethinkers, queer youth, young women of colour, punk rockers, feminists, intellectuals, artists, and activists.
This is a vital collection for teen readers that does not patronize or preach. Sometimes personal, educational, or political; sometimes fueled by humour, rage or sadness; the writing is always honest, accessible, and meaningful to teen girls. The result is a real and relevant dialogue about growing up female—a book that is pro-choice, queer-positive, sex-positive, and most importantly, girl-positive.
Featuring writing by Catherine Graham, Zoe Whittall, Shannon Gerrard, Julia Serano, Dianah Smith, and Emily Pohl-Weary.