Being raised in a family with a history of violence and drugs can be tough for any kid. But for Travis Pereira, it was the only life he knew. In some ways he lived a double life. By day, he was a bookworm on campus amongst students. By night, he came home to a house littered with guns and drugs.
For most of his life, Jesse Thistle lived the stereotypes that many people have of Indigenous people in Canada. For 10 years, he was heavily addicted to crack cocaine. But against all odds, Jesse overcame his addiction, and broke the cycle of an intergenerational trauma that ripped his family apart.
After years of suffering with Crohn's disease, Brittany Ferreira was forced to have her colon removed. At just 23, she wore an ostomy bag - a medical device that's usually associated with the elderly. Now, she's dealing with mounting insecurity about her body, as she figures out how to embrace it.