At what point in a person's life do they feel compelled to tell their story? What is the emotional toll of sharing one's potentially-harrowing experiences? What is the reward? Darrel J. McLeod won a 2018 Governor General's Award and has been shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize for his bold retelling of inter-generational trauma, and the ageless force of familial love, in Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. Two-time TEDx presenter, human rights activist, and social entrepreneur Samra Zafar's story, A Good Wife, about escaping an abusive arranged marriage
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