Cyclone Yasi recovery has shown me that artists truly can be healers; they have the power to enhance the recovery from a disaster through creative acts of defiance.
They may do this initially to just individually feel better, but the stories of their creative expressions often inspire others.
This is the story of Christine Jenkins, and how she used a creative act of defiance to recover from Cyclone Yasi and turned it to the benefit of the community.
Hope it inspires you.
I just watched your video and it was inspiring indeed! It's wonderful how your anchor became a symbol for the community to gather around. I love the tongue in cheek way it manages to both be a very serious piece and humorous at the very same time! Seems a very Australian way of dealing with disaster and one that obviously has worked wonders!
Thanks Casey, yes I was very inspired by the poignancy and humour of this story all mixed into one, and delighted Christine shared it with us. I am looking forward to when she has her plaque go up.