we make art / we invent ourselves

we celebrate truth / we relish pretend

With/out Pretend is an independent Toronto-based publisher focused on producing, promoting and distributing works by women, including those who identify as femme, queer, trans, and persons of colour. 


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happy if you know it

what does it mean to trust our intuition? | learn more



inspired by unresolved feelings | learn more


You Care Too Much

creative women on the question of self-care | learn more

There is a strength that can only be found in vulnerability. Klassen has created a safe space in which women can explore that, and in those explorations, the artists become powerful.
— She Does The City