For years, Lise Ravary had practiced a version of her short speech, so it was hardly impromptu. After a quarter-century of involvement with the National Magazine Awards as both judge and board member, the thought had become too difficult to ignore. Yet again, women’s service magazines had been bypassed in favour of more “respected” magazines. Maclean’s, Toronto Life and that cool new kid on the block, The Walrus, had hogged the spotlight while service titles such as Canadian Living, Canadian House & Home and Chatelaine waited in the wings.
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