Arizona Storytellers: Rachel Simmons

Published: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:43am
Updated: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:05am
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Rachel Simmons shares her story at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

In 2008, Rachel Simmons was an interior designer in Phoenix. But when the economy fell apart, she was out of work. After failing to find another job, a friend gave her the idea to travel and get away for a while. So she and her son, Jake, sold everything they had and moved to Greece. Then Rachel met and married a man named Dimitri.

Rachel Simmons is the co-founder of Designstein in Phoenix. You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers Project or how to participate in one of our upcoming nights, visit

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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