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 was made possible with funding from Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Centre for Stories Founders Circle.
This story was collected at our Southern River backyard. Rafael Gonzalez shares a story about when he most needed a hug, and couldn’t get one. From stressful overseas travel to social distancing, Raf shares his deepest emotions from times when he’s been closest to his family, and most isolated from them.