Shawn Episode 2: My Unsupervised 80s Childhood

Meet Shawn! He’s fun, sincere, and I just want to hug him all the time. I had many choices of titles for this episode: “I Have Nothing”, “Definitely Not Leave It To Beaver”, and “Wait, that sounded kinda good…”. Sadly, I could only pick one.

Toronto Song Project presents Shawn Costanzo.

On the one hand, he had an idyllic, Tom Sawyer like childhood: free-range, unsupervised, roaming his west end neighborhood down to the Humber River. On the hand, his teenage Mom was neglectful, and their relationship was short lived. Shawn is an inspiration and a glowing example of resilience and overcoming pain and loss. And that singing is the best therapy.

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