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Big news at Shameless
The new issue is almost here, and with it comes some pretty big news for Shameless. First, the bittersweet: I’m stepping down as your fearless Shameless editor, and this issue is the last with me at the helm. It’s been a wild, wonderful, really rewarding ride. Shameless has been such a light to me, but it’s time to pass the torch to the next team of smart and talented editors, and for me to catch up on some much-needed sleep.
I am thrilled to announce that Sheila Sampath will be stepping into the role of Editorial Director. Sheila joined Shameless as Art Director in 2006. She has worked as a counselor, organizer, educator and advocate in the anti-violence movement and has chaired the Board of Directors at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multi-cultural Women Against Rape. She was an editorial collective member of big boots, the first zine for and by women and trans people of colour. Currently, she combines her background in grassroots, anti-oppression activism with her passion for creative idea-making as a Principal and Creative Director at The Public, a Toronto-based studio specializing in creative communications for unions, not-for-profits, public health and social justice organizations. Sheila has a diploma in graphic design and an Honours B.Sc. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Toronto.
We will be making an announcement in the next few days about bringing new folks onto the Shameless team.
Thanks to all the readers, writers, teachers and generally kick ass Shameless women who I’ve had the good fortune to work with over the past three years. I’ve been so proud to work with you and to work for you.
Yours ever Shamelessly,