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SHAME­LESS Not since the glory days of Sassy has there been a tome for teen girls with

a voice any­where near as in­tel­li­gent, edgy and ir­rev­er­ent as our own home­grown Shame­less. Since dreaming up the stylishly de­signed, turbo-charged mag as a se­nior the­sis project at Ry­er­son, ed­i­tors Melinda Mat­tos and

Ni­cole Co­hen have re­fused to treat their read­ers as id­iot con­sump­tion­minded clones, cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from ac­tivism and sex ad­vice to DIY fash­ion with the wit, zeal and ze­r­ob­ull­shit frank­ness of the best zines. Not only do they walk the talk by in­volv­ing an ed­i­to­rial board of hel­las­mart teen girls, but their fab launch par­ties (fea­tur­ing great girl-pos­i­tive indie artists) il­lus­trate their com­mu­nity-minded spirit. They’re like the amazingly cool, clever big sis­ters

ev­ery­one wishes they had.

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