Issue Launch Event!
Friday, January 22 4-8pm
at the artist-run newsstand at Chester TTC Station
Come join us to celebrate the launch of Shameless Magazine Issue #31: ALTERNATIVE BEAUTY. Organized by Shameless Magazine’s Youth Advisory Council. With DJ Mary Mack! Come pick up a copy hot off the press!
Shameless is a feminist magazine for teen girls and trans youth grounded in principles of social justice and anti-oppression. Check out more HERE
We are also celebrating the final night of Mary Tremonte’s installation: SERIOUSLY, so come by for a last look! And we are collecting sweaters for THE LENNIE PROJECT. Bring one to donate if you can!
Mary Tremonte’s “Seriously” brings intergenerational reproductive health activism and agency, through publications, art and music, to the artist-run newsstand. “Seriously” is a reference to the feminist hardcore punk band Spitboy’s first recorded song, released in 1991 on Ebullition records’ “Give Me Back” compilation, which dealt with gender issues.
“Seriously” takes over the kiosk, including a wallpaper on the back wall and front windows, selected prints from This Is An Emergency: A Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice portfolio and a specially formatted zine of intergenerational interviews from TIAE available for reading and sale at the newsstand.
Also on offer for “Seriously”:
-A retrofitted “Feminine Needs” dispenser will be installed for the project. Organized by Shannon Gerard and Mary Tremonte, the machine dispenses tiny zines, patches, and other artist multiples for a loonie or a fiver.
-A pro-choice mixtape by DJ Mary Mack with hardcore punk/riot grrl/hop hop from the 1990’s and now available in cassette and usb key formats.
-A free BROADsheet with curated selections from zines from the 1990’s through now discussing reproductive justice, and information about current organizations and activists engaged with this work.
If you plan to take the TTC directly to Chester Station, there are approximately 30 stairs from the subway platform to the street level. There are escalators moving in an upward direction. Broadview Station (3 blocks west of Chester) is accessible, as well as Pape Station (4 blocks east of Chester.) The doors to Chester Station do not have push buttons, but we can have volunteers on doors to make sure they are propped open. Once you arrive at Chester Station, the newsstand kiosk is accessible – on ground/street level. Note that there are no public washrooms at Chester Station.
This project is made possible by support from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.