In order to celebrate the end of this truly miserable year, we are sharing a story that is similarly upsetting. Jen presents her findings on the Dionne Quintuplets and the absolutely unbelievable series of events that befell them. From a wicker basket in a farm house in Ontario, to a clinical facility with a tourist viewing platform, all the way to Hollywood, these girls never caught a break. We’re sharing their story here because there is a lot to be learned from their lives especially in our modern world and the age of Kidfluencers. Children should not be commodified and few stories illustrate that as well as the Dionne Quintuplets.
Run Time: 39 minutes, 56 seconds
- The Dionne quintuplets: The exploitation of five girls raised in a “baby zoo”
- The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets by Sarah Miller
- How the world’s first quintuplets were exploited in a human zoo
- The Dionne Quintuplets: Little Girls Lost in the Harsh Glare of Fame
- Wikipedia: Dionne quintuplets