Renee Elsen, survivor of the devastating 2018 Paradise, CA fire and subsequent climate refugee, shares her very personal account of that morning.

Trained as a social worker and school counselor, Renee brings a sophisticated point of view to the trauma she experienced as a result of the fire.

She’s transparent, articulate, and passionate about helping folks understand how a collective trauma such as the climate crisis can intersect with individual trauma.

This is Part I of a two-part show. View Part 2 here.