The Bubble Hour S8E36 Dawn’s Story

Dawn left home in 1979 and didn’t look back. She left behind cold Canadian winters and a turbulent relationship with her parents, and headed to LA to embrace all the glamour of the late 70s: sex, drugs, and parties were her life. Her lifestyle was dangerous and dramatic, but eventually she tired of it and returned to Canada full of regret and shame. Her past guided her choices over the years to come. Despite her efforts to live a good life, Dawn found herself in one desperate situation after another. Learn how she not only took her power back from the drugs, alcohol, and men who controlled her but then channelled her energy into helping other women in similar situations by becoming a lawyer.


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