Emmy award-winning actor Barbara Williams opens up about her brutal yet often beautiful childhood in a British Columbian logging town, from her brother's suicide to her mother's poverty. The family moved more than 27 times, and mental illness, substance abuse and injustice followed wherever they went. They lived a hard small-town life and suffered, but Williams always hoped for a better life. It's a miracle...
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