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THE VOICE

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Marci Ien, the out­spo­ken for­mer co-host of The So­cial, on her first book, Off Script: Liv­ing Out Loud.

“I TELL OTHER PEO­PLE’S STO­RIES FOR A LIV­ING. THAT’S WHAT RE­PORTERS DO. BUT NOW, I’M TELLING MY OWN.”

MARCI IEN’S AWARD-win­ning jour­ney as a broad­caster in­cluded stops at Canada AM, where she be­came the first Black woman to co-an­chor a Cana­dian morn­ing news show, and CTV’s The So­cial, where she was known for call­ing out in­jus­tice, anti-Black­ness and more. In Septem­ber, she an­nounced a leap into pol­i­tics, en­ter­ing a Toronto by-elec­tion. Her first book, Off Script: Liv­ing Out Loud, delves into Ien’s early years as a child star, a near-death ex­pe­ri­ence, a dis­solv­ing mar­riage and the en­dur­ing love of her fam­ily and friends. “To be able to share my ex­pe­ri­ences as a jour­nal­ist, as a mom, as a daugh­ter, mov­ing through so­ci­ety and nav­i­gat­ing a ca­reer which was in mostly-white spaces, my God. This is ex­actly what I needed,” Ien says. Her book is full of warmth, hu­mour and in­sights on how to be how to be true, kind and anti-racist in a tu­mul­tuous world.

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