After the Cocoon

After the Cocoon is an online collection of stories and photographs of Canadian burn survivors and was created by Maria Cristina Laureano as her graduation project for the Creative Communications program at Red River College. This project is also with the support of the Canadian Burn Survivors Community and the Mamingwey Burn Survivor Society.

Laureano chose to focus her project on Canadian burn survivors because of her experiences as a burn survivor. Through After the Cocoon, she hopes to increase awareness of the different aspects of burn survivors’ lives, to promote existing burn survivor support networks and to provide an additional resource for burn survivors.

All participants that will be featured in this project bravely and graciously volunteered to share their stories in order to help other burn survivors. Laureano did all interviews and photography sessions during the 2012 Canadian Burn Survivors Community’s conference in Calgary and in Winnipeg.

She will be officially launching her website on February 2013 to coincide with her 25th burn anniversary.

Visit the website and blog here: