Work & Mentions
Here’s what’s new from PSYB founder, beauty & fashion editor and freelance writer Lora Grady.
Lora Grady & Coco Rocha at the 2017 P&G Beauty Awards
Since the age of 12, I knew I wanted to write for magazines. The first time I discovered the power of body-positivity was in the form of a first-person article from an MTV VJ in Teen People, and it opened my mind to the power of sharing our stories.
So I attended Ryerson Journalism School and at 21, became co-editor-in-chief of a campus feminist magazine. When I graduated a year later, I was lucky enough to land an internship at Chatelaine, one of Canada’s leading women’s lifestyle magazines, and soon became a full-time editor. Eventually, I became a fashion and beauty editor in custom publishing, which is how I spend my weekdays from 9 to 5.
Outside of my job, I have a part-time freelance career where I’m able to write about overcoming physical challenges, plus-size fashion, body-positive activists and my favourite cosmetics. My work has been published in Walmart Live Better, The Kit, Chatelaine, Canadian Health & Lifestyle, This magazine, Style at Home, The Ryerson Review of Journalism and on Flare.com.
When I’m not working? You can usually find me relaxing somewhere downtown with pals, a chai latte in hand (or a cheeseburger, depending on the time of day), rocking a new bold lipstick and a big ol’ grin; or at home, curled up on the couch with a clay mask on, catching up on Netflix.
Out & About
We’re always on the move, checking out the latest new beauty products and meeting the coolest experts and influencers! Here’s what Lora’s been up to recently.
Lora and Nicole Singh at the book launch for I’m 30, Now What?
Lora at the Toronto launch for OGX Stylers
Lora and James Corbett, Clairol Colour Director, at his salon in NYC
Lora and Herbal Essences celebrity stylist Bridget Brager at the recent Toronto Bio:Renew launch