357: An Ordinary Unordinary Life as a Polygamist’s Daughter: Mary Jayne Blackmore

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

One of 150 siblings, Mary Jayne Blackmore is the daughter of Mormon leader Winston Blackmore.  Mary Jayne Blackmore grew up within the closed-off polygamist community of Bountiful, BC. Her family’s staunch Fundamentalist Mormon faith imposed fanatical doomsday preparation and carried an instilled fear of the world outside her community.

Mary Jayne has written a memoir (Balancing Bountiful) about her evolution as a woman with a most unusual childhood.  Now out of the church Mary Jayne has made a life for herself both inside and outside the community.

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