Listen to Mary-Jayne Blackmore on Canadaland

By Malaika Aleba|Date: November 30, 2023

Check out this new interview with Mary-Jayne Blackmore, the author of Balancing Bountiful: What I Learned about Feminism from My Polygamist Grandmothers.From Canadaland:"Mary-Jayne Blackmore is one of the oldest children of Winston Blackmore, the most famous polygamist in Canada.For decades, her family has been the subject of intense media and legal scrutiny because of her father’s 27 wives and 150 children. Their lives have been dissected in documentaries and in court testimony.The name Blackmore has become synonymous with either faith-based persecution by the state or with cult-like religious fundamentalism that victimizes girls and women.But for Mary-Jayne, these kinds of black-and-white portrayals miss so much about what it’s been like being a Blackmore."