Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in backyards across Perth and regional Western Australia. In 2021, Backstories featured locations in Margaret River, South Fremantle, Midland, Quinns Rocks and more.
Backstories 2021 was made possible with funding from Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Centre for Stories Founders Circle.
This story was collected at our South Fremantle backyard. In features Simone Dempster, speaking about the personal and professional challenges she faced in 2020, including working as a speech pathologist with people recovering from COVID-19.