Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in backyards across Perth and regional Western Australia. In 2021, Backstories featured locations in Margaret River, South Fremantle, Midland, Quinns Rocks and more.
Backstories 2021 in Falcon was made possible with funding from Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Centre for Stories Founders Circle, and City of Mandurah.
This story was collected at our Falcon backyard. It features Carolina Allen, reflecting on the isolation faced by many during the pandemic, and how this reminds her of her earlier days settling in a new country, and how she longed for that sense of community.