Tag Archives: American Red Cross

Story-telling after Disasters: The Other Side of Recovery

This is the original, unedited (aka longer) version of my post for the American Red Cross. Last Wednesday, February 27, marked the third anniversary of an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck off the central coast of Chile, triggering a massive tsunami that destroyed homes, businesses, landscapes and lives. A week before the anniversary, I had the […]

Two Years Later, for the First Time Ever

It took me a few days to begin to process what I saw and how I felt during my first trip to Haiti. After only four days on an island just 600 miles from the U.S. coast, my mental and physical exhaustion levels felt more on par with traveling 3,000 miles to spend a week […]