Nirrimi Firebrace is an award-winning Australian photographer and writer who catapulted into the public eye when she was just a teenager because of the unique way she shares her story through photos and words online.
Shortly before recording this conversation, Nirrimi lost her brother to suicide. After realizing she didn’t have many photos of the two of them together, Nirrimi decided to give back to others — even in the midst of her grieving — by photographing others with their loved ones.
Nirrimi runs a popular blog called Fire & Joy, where she shares both heartbreaking and beautiful stories of her life. As a photographer she’s shot for Netflix, American Apparel, First Aid Kit, and Zelda Williams.
This episode originally aired in July of 2016.