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Loved this interview with Ali. Just sharing some of the highlights of the After Yasi blog tour here.
After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within by June Perkins is more than a memoir. It’s the honouring of a community’s collective experience of a devastating cyclone and a celebration of healing in the aftermath.
June’s poignant, light-filled photos draw the reader in. Neighbours, aid workers, and family members tell their stories in their unique voices. After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within is an uplifting read about the power of art and community in the face of difficulty.
In February of 2011, Yasi, a category 5 severe tropical cyclone, scarred the Cassowary Coast in far north Queensland. Winds gusts of 290 km/hour (180 m/h) uprooted trees, tore apart homes, and displaced families.
But in the ravaged landscape left behind, beauty took…
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