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Mary Williams, Jane Fonda’s adopted daughter, reveals how your past can stay with you, if you don’t find a way to reconnect the fractured bonds.
CONNECT with Marlise and find out how searching for your soul can actually become a time of self-discovery that you fully embrace. Imagine the polarity of being raised in the revolutionary Black Panther community and suddenly finding yourself in the star-studded surroundings of a celebrity. Mary’s journey reveals a fascinating tale that defines what is possible for anyone regardless of your past.
In this interview Marlise discusses with Mary how exploring family ties can be an empowering adventure that leads to love.
Mary Williams grew up with an often-imprisoned father, an older sister who was a teenage prostitute, and an alcoholic mother struggling to raise six children alone. The silver lining in Mary’s life came when she met Jane Fonda at summer camp. Fonda invited her to become part of her family and was the mother she never had, offering inspiration and encouragement at every turn. Mary found herself grappling with the transition even as she was healing from the wounds of her former life.
The Lost Daughter is a chronicle of her reconnection with her biological family. In heartwarming prose, the author explains how she eventually reunited with her siblings, their children and finally her birth mother.
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