In the media 

Zoe Simmons with pink hair wearing a pink dress and black jacket, standing up with a walking aid.

I’m no stranger to the media

As an experienced journalist, my work has been featured all over the globe.

But it doesn’t stop there. I’ve been interviewed and featured in news articles, on radio and podcasts, in documentaries and much more.

My speaker topics

Typically, I talk about:

  • Journalism (including ethical journalism)
  • Disability (including mental health and chronic pain)
  • SEO copywriting and editing
  • What it was like to live through the 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires
  • Bushfire recovery
  • Working (and writing) with trauma
  • Animal rights and veganism
  • The power of storytelling for advocacy
  • The importance of rest and self-care
  • How to run a business while living with chronic pain

And more (I’m a bit of an open book!)

 

Podcast & Radio appearances

On ABC Drive talking about my book and survival in the 2019/2020 Black Summer Bushfires

On Triple U FM and Thursday Drive about the Black Summer Bushfires and my book

Kickass Radio

Appearances on TV & documentaries

The stories behind the viral videos from Australia’s bushfire crisis – Four Corners

The great resignation – 10 News First

About me

I’m a self-confessed word nerd, after publishing my first article at the young age of 16. 

Advocacy

I write to make a difference in the world. And there are man causes I advocate for.

Portfolio

Want a peak at some of my work? Then feel free to check out my portfolio.

Follow me on socials

Articles & Blog appearances

I’ve written hundreds of articles. But I’m also often quoted and featured in pieces by other writers. Here’s a few!

Image of young girl wearing a mask, in a boat getting away from bush fires in Australia

Australia fires: Thousands flee to beach to escape

Published in BBC news.

Image of young girl wearing a mask, in a boat getting away from bush fires in Australia

Thousands of Australian residents had to take refuge on a beach as wildfires raged

Published in CNN World.

Image is of Zoe who has pink hair. She is holding up a copy of a book she appeared in.

Zoe's wheelchair was damaged on a Qantas flight. The airline initially refused to repair it

Published in SBS News.

Qantas apologises after initially refusing to cover cost of woman's wheelchair left broken after flight

Published in Nine News.

Image of young girl wearing a mask, in a boat getting away from bush fires in Australia

Australian Airlines Becoming Increasingly Unfriendly

Published by Reduced Mobility.

Image of young girl wearing a mask, in a boat getting away from bush fires in Australia

True Crime TV Shows Force Us To Face Society’s Misdeeds – but who are they really helping?

Published in Refinery 29.

Image is of Zoe who has pink hair. She is holding up a copy of a book she appeared in.

‘It’s apocalyptic’: Popular tourist spots on NSW south coast devastated by fires

Published by Yahoo News Australia.

Image shows Zoe Simmons, a Melbourne copywriter, SEO opywriter, journalist, author, speaker and editor. She has pale skin, red lipstick and purple hair. She's smiling and standing in front of a tree with pinkish red flowers.

Zoe Simmons advocates for individuals with disabilities through her journalism

Published by Stevie Awards.

Long haired lady sitting on a messy bed with her laptop, working.

This Is Your Reminder That You’re Still Allowed To Call In Sick While Working From Home

Published by Pedestrian.

A young Zoe Simmons with her grandpa.

Remembering loved ones affected by cancer on Valentine’s Day

Published by Cancer Council NSW.

Good Vibes Only: The Dark Side of Positivity

Published by Women’s Health Magazine.

Image shows Zoe Simmons, a Melbourne copywriter, SEO opywriter, journalist, author, speaker and editor. She has pale skin, red lipstick and purple hair. She's smiling and standing in front of a tree with pinkish red flowers.

A Chronic Entrepreneur

Published by A Chronic Entrepreneur.

Zoe Simmons with pink hair wearing a pink dress and black jacket, standing up with a walking aid.

Doing it differently with Zoe Simmons

Published by Laini Bennett.

Zoe Simmons podcast and radio appearances

I’ve always had an interest in audio storytelling, even back in my university days. Now, I love the opportunity to talk about the things that are close to my heart.

  • ListenABLE Podcast (coming soon)
  • ABC: Ladies We Need to Talk About Sex on sex and disability (coming soon)
  • Coach and the Doctor – JaeMan (coming soon)
  • What Do You Really Do Podcast
  • The D.O! Show with Diana Olynick (coming soon)
  • The Confidence Connection Show (coming soon)
  • Unemployed and Afraid Podcast (coming soon)
  • Communities of Collaboration Podcast with Fi Peel (coming soon)

Articles and blogs

I’ve written hundreds of articles. But I’m also often quoted and featured in pieces by other writers. Here’s a few!

TV episodes and documentaries 

I’ve been involved in a few episodes of TV documentaries, including:

  • World’s Deadliest Weather (coming soon)
  • Keeping the Faith – SBS Insight (2022)

Want to interview me?

Well, firstly, I’m flattered. Please feel free to get in touch today.

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