Skip to main content

Sushi Das on seeking truths, storytelling and raising strong daughters.

Sushi Das is an award-winning British Australian journalist of more than 25 years, spending much of her career at The Age, where she held a series of senior reporting and editing positions.

She is the winner of two Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards including Best Columnist (2005) and currently works as a freelance columnist and as a researcher for RMIT ABC Fact Check.

A brilliant writer and storyteller, Sushi is the author of Deranged Marriage – an affectionate, often hilarious, memoir of growing up in London in the 1970s in a strict and traditional Indian household, she raged against the control of her father and tried desperately to avoid an arranged marriage.

Education was Sushi’s passport to freedom and it enabled her to escape to Australia in her 20’s to live the life she wanted for herself, and to find her own place in the world on her terms, as she navigated the tug between Eastern expectations and Western desires.

Like so many of us, she has grappled with parental and cultural pressures that clash with her own deep needs for independence and justice.

In this episode, Sushi reflects on the role of mothers in raising strong daughters, in not repeating the patterns of the past, and in letting your children be free to emerge into who they are.

As she says: “I do not own my daughter. I am her custodian. I am the bow and she is the arrow.”


Hosts: Sabina Read and Madeleine Grummet
Guest: Sushi Das
Twitter, LinkedIn

Technical Producer: Daryl Missen at Purple Wax

Join us on instagram at human.cogs

Available on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts or listen via our website.

If you like this episode please leave us a QUICK REVIEW so more people can listen and learn from these stories! Thank you 🙂


  • A secret weapon for anyone who needs content. I dont need to tell you how important it is to optimize every step in your SEO pipeline. But unfortunately, its nearly impossible to cut out time or money when it comes to getting good content. At least thats what I thought until I came across Article Forge. Built by a team of AI researchers from Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Article Forge is an AI content writer that uses deep learning models to research, plan out, and write entire articles about any topic with the click of a button. Their team trained AI models on millions of articles to teach Article Forge how to draw connections between topics so that each article it writes is relevant, interesting and useful. All their hard work means you just enter a few keywords and Article Forge will write a complete article from scratch making sure every thought flows naturally into the next, resulting in readable, high quality, and unique content. Put simply, this is a secret weapon for anyone who needs content. I get how impossible that sounds so you need to see how Article Forge writes a complete article with the Click Here:👉

  • 👉 $5,000 FREE EXCHANGE BONUSES BELOW 📈 👉 PlaseFuture FREE $3,000 BONUS + 0% Maker Fees 📈 + PROMOCODE FOR NEWS USERS OF THE EXCHANGE 👉 [M0345IHZFN] — 0.01 BTC 👉 site: Our site is a secure platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and More. We are available in over 30 countries worldwide.

  • Artificial intelligence creates content for the site, no worse than a copywriter, you can also use it to write articles. 100% uniqueness :). Click Here:👉

Leave a Reply