Telling stories as part of bushfire recovery

Chrissy Guinery has always been a storyteller, and even as she and her family were surrounded by dangerous fires, her social posts – shared to let friends know how they were faring – became essential reading as a window on the tragic 2019-20 bushfire season.

Soon people were urging her to write a book about the experience and within about 50 days from the worst of the fires, she had done just that.

The result is When The Smoke Clears: Surviving the Australian bushfires and it is available now.

In this moving video, created for us by Boats Media (who excel in content ‘based on a true story’) Chrissy speaks of the challenge of writing as it brought her back to the fires, the loss, the grief but then the journey onwards into recovery.

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