Navigating Trauma: Black Summer Bushfires & Ethical Journalism

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Zoe Simmons is a caucasian woman with long straight pink hair and facial piercings in a nature environment with ferns and green plants surrounding her. She is a Black Summer Bushfire survivor and disabled journalist.

On New Year’s Eve 2019, author and writer Zoe Simmons watched her hometown of Batemans Bay, on the southern coast of New South Wales, burn before her eyes during the terrifying Black Summer Bushfires. She shares her stories of survival and experience as a disabled journalist during this time in a new book — and with us today on our podcast Brainwaves.


Zoe who is an advocate for mental health, disability and bushfire recovery, has also had her writing widely published in publications such as the New York Post, POPSUGAR and


Join our host Flic Manning and tune in at 5pm (AEST) on 3CR Community Radio!


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