Sarah Darmody is the prize-winning author of the travel memoir Ticket to Ride – Lost and Found in America (Random House, 2005) based on her experience of winning the Green Card lottery at the age of 22. Sarah worked in the film industry in New York City and as a journalist and film critic in Florida before returning to Australia to write the interview-based book Film: It’s a Contact Sport (New Holland, 2002) and contribute to the travel story collection Take Me With You (Random House, 2005).
After a prophylactic double mastectomy and reconstruction in her 20s led to an ambassadorship for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Sarah conceived and edited the fundraising story collection, Thanks for the Mammaries (Penguin 2009), which included contributions about breasts from some of the world’s best-selling authors. At that time she began to write and talk about bodies and culture, contributing to The Monthly, appearing regularly on The Project, and becoming a founding faculty member at The School of Life Australia. Sarah contributes to Dumbo Feather magazine and continues to write, to talk, and to wonder about a great many things.