Kaelyn Forde (@kaelynforde) is a reporter, editor, and producer whose work has been published by Al Jazeera, ABC News, InStyle, Glamour, Allure, and Refinery29, among others. She writes about women’s rights, politics, Latin America, and the intersection of motherhood and public policy.
20 years ago, I came across a magazine with a striking cover photo of a harbourfront. The headline grabbed my attention: “Inside Paul Martin’s Empire.” He had just become our prime minister, so what better way to educate myself? It turns out the magazine I brought home that day was a copy of the first ever issue of The Walrus.
Two decades have passed since then. The world has changed, but I know one thing remains constant: every time The Walrus lands in my mailbox, I know I’m in for a stimulating and absorbing intellectual trek. I donate to The Walrus to ensure they continue to keep the conversation in Canada fresh and interesting without lowering the bar. Consider doing the same if you also believe in this kind of work.
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