Julia Horel

Publisher, Shameless

Julia Horel is the publisher at Shameless, a 100% volunteer-run feminist magazine for teen girls and trans youth based in Toronto. She holds an Honours B.A. in English Literature from Trent University, a Master of Publishing from Simon Fraser University, and a Certificate in Project Management from Ryerson University. She spent nine years as the General Manager of LitDistCo, a distribution collective for independent Canadian book publishers, before making a career change in 2018 to her current role as the Manager of the Executive Office and Administration at YWCA Toronto. She spends a lot of time reading to her toddler, so reading adult books and magazines is a rare luxury.