On Thursday, October 3, 2017, Kerry Willes, one of the few survivors of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, will tell her story in her first public interview since her ordeal.
In the coming weeks, her story will be featured in a series of podcasts, video documentaries, and books that will be released by Next Big Futures, a new, independent publishing house based in Chicago.
Next Big is a platform that helps young people from marginalized communities create digital communities.
It has a broad reach, and it has a long track record of publishing stories about marginalized people and their communities, and in particular the survivors of nuclear disasters, such as Willes.
On Thursday morning, a video was released by the publisher of Next Big, titled “The story of a nuclear survivor.”
In it, Willes is shown walking through the wreckage of a destroyed apartment complex after a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011.
The video begins with Willes sitting in her apartment, which was destroyed by the devastating earthquake and the tsunami.
She tells the story about how she was walking through a hallway, when she heard a strange noise and looked up.
She says she looked up to see a man sitting in a wheelchair with his back to her.
“He just sat there, his arms folded across his chest, looking at me with an expression of pure hatred, and then he put his arms out and grabbed my shoulders and slammed them down on the floor,” Willes says.
“It felt like an invisible wall had just been pushed down on me, and I just thought to myself, ‘Oh my god, it’s a wall.'”
She says as she was holding onto the railing that connected her apartment to the street, she felt a tremendous amount of pain, and she felt like she was going to pass out.
The next thing she knew, she was sitting on the street in a pool of blood.
“I was in shock, and so was the other people who were sitting in the street,” Willys says in the video.
“And then, the sound of an earthquake woke me up.
I just realized I was in Japan.”
The next day, she told the New York Times that she was “in the hospital with multiple injuries, and when I got there I was completely unconscious.”
Willes suffered from acute traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition that causes severe brain damage.
She was taken to the hospital for treatment, but she was then unable to move her legs or walk.
She had to be strapped into a wheelchair for months and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Willes was able to walk again, but only for short periods of time.
She said she spent years walking on a treadmill while trying to regain her strength.
She then moved to New York City, where she was able a wheelchair was installed in her neighborhood.
Now, Willys lives in a community that has seen many of the same events that she experienced at Fukushima.
In March 2017, she spoke at a vigil at the Japanese consulate in Brooklyn to call attention to the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan.
“There’s no one who can help you now,” she said.
“You’ve just got to let go of everything, and let it be your own.”
Wills’ story was one of many that was released about nuclear survivors after the disaster.
In 2017, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a report that documented the many ways in which nuclear survivors have been treated in Japan, including physical abuse, sexual assault, and lack of access to health care.
The report also showed that the Japanese government has failed to provide information to survivors about the medical care and other services that were provided to them during the disaster, including food, shelter, medical care, and legal protections.
The American Council for Survivors released a 2017 report that found that many of these survivors were forced to work for as little as a few dollars per day, and they were also not allowed to go to the public health system for basic health care like vaccinations and screenings.
Some survivors were even sent home from school after being bullied and harassed, while others were denied the opportunity to work.
Many survivors also experienced severe discrimination in their communities.
“They were forced into hiding and forced to remain silent,” Willies told the NY Times.
“That was the hardest part for me, to stay quiet because I didn’t want people to know who I was.”
Many survivors of radiation exposure were also forced to leave their homes.
“In some places, they were forced out of their homes, out of the city,” Willis said.
One survivor, who was in her early 20s at the time of the disaster at Fukushima, said she was forced to sell her house, and her boyfriend was not allowed in her house to help her move.
Other survivors reported being denied food or housing for months after they had been evacuated, while the government allowed them to continue their lives in