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Sasha Kutabah Sarago

Sasha Kutabah Sarago is a Wadjanbarra Yidinji, Jirrbal and African-American woman. In 2011, she founded Ascension, Australia’s first digital lifestyle platform for women of colour. Sasha’s TEDx talk, ‘The (de)colonising of beauty’, was selected as 2021 Editor’s Choice. Sasha has appeared on NITV, SBS and ABC TV; featured in BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, 10Daily, Sydney Morning Herald, Frankie and Fashion Journal and been published in The Guardian and SBS Voices. Sasha wrote and directed the documentaries Too Pretty to Be Aboriginal and InsideOUT. Sasha’s debut book is Gigorou: It’s time to reclaim beauty. First Nations wisdom and womanhood.

Wednesday 21 June, 6pm

On Being Published

Learn about the multiple perspectives, considerations and voices that went into the telling of Sasha’s matriarchal family stories and about the rigorous, collaborative editing and publishing process.