Member Profile

Shari Graydon

Photo: CP24 2015

Shari Graydon is the founder and Catalyst of Informed Opinions, and an award-winning author, educator and women’s advocate with more than 20 years of experience on both sides of the microphone. Since 2010, she has helped amplify the voices of hundreds of women across Canada, supporting them in sharing their insights and analysis with a broader public. A former newspaper columnist, TV producer and commentator for CBC radio and TV, she also served as press secretary to a provincial premier, and as president of MediaWatch. Shari is a proud alumna of the University of British Columbia (Theatre) and Simon Fraser University (Communications), where she also taught. She has published two best-selling media literacy books for youth, received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons’ Case in 2007, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN the previous year. Royalties from her edited collection, I Feel Great About My Hands – And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging, benefit Informed Opinions. (Reviews, contributors, excerpts profiled here.) Her newest book, OMG! What if I really AM the best person? will be published in early 2016.

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Publications

In Your Face – The Culture of Beauty and You. Annick Press, 2004
Made You Look – How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know. (illus. Warren Clark) Annick Press, 2003
I Feel Great About My Hands. Douglas & McIntyre, 2011
OMG! What if I really AM the best person?. self, 2016

Awards

2005 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Non-fiction - Winner.
Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables - Winner.
Red Maple Award - Honor Title.
Hackmatack, Red Cedar, and Stellar Awards - Finalist.
DIY Festival Book of the Year 2006 – Overall runner up, Winner of Teen category.
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