Suvi Mahonen

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Suvi is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, The Weekend Australian Magazine, HuffPost, The...

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My name is Suvi and I’m a busy full-time mum and part-time Surfers Paradise-based journalist combining freelance writing and photography with raising my adorable six-year-old daughter Amity Maree :)

I love listening to people’s stories, and some of my more memorable interviewees have included former treasurer Peter Costello, former Victorian premiers Jeff Kennett and Steve Bracks, and footballer and Bali bombing survivor Jason McCartney.

Along with articles I also write fiction. Some of my stories have appeared in The Best Australian Stories, Griffith Review, Island, Southern Pacific Review and over 40 other literary publications both here and overseas. I’ve completed an MA in Writing and Literature and am currently working on a longer piece, a portion of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

I live on the Gold Coast with my obstetrician husband Luke (collaborator, editor, nonstop best friend) and our beautiful little girl :)

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New Work:

A M.A.S.S.I.V.E. thank you to the A.W.E.S.O.M.E. founder and director of The Yoga Institute, Michael de Manincor, for collaborating with me on an important story about the changes to the private health insurance rebate and how they impact the yoga community. Thank you as well S.O. M.U.C.H. to the dedicated Dr Mark Jeffery and talented physiotherapist John Macansh for helping us out with expert comment. Read the story in issue 64 of Australian Yoga Life magazine:

A nation in pain: Can medicinal cannabis help?
An estimated 29 per cent of Australians suffer from chronic pain. Often sufferers are
prescribed opioids, yet opioids have been the leading cause of all drug-induced
deaths in Australia for the past 17 years. Increasingly, evidence supports the use of
medical marijuana for pain sufferers, yet the law in Australia has done little to support it. Orwellian laws, different requirements between states, and mountains of paperwork have all stood between doctors, sufferers and their relief. Read my full story in the Australian Quarterly magazine’s volume 89:

One of my stories was published in Westerly magazine’s issue 63.1:

I also write regularly for Mums At The Table, as seen on Channel TEN:

How do we die in a plane crash? That’s the subject of my article, ‘Learning How We Die In A Plane Crash Helped Me Overcome My Fear Of Flying’, found here on The Huffington Post:

More of my stories can be found on my Muck Rack page or by connecting with me on Facebook or Instagram

And here’s a character I’ve created named Dani Jackson who makes chocolates for a living :)

Publishing Highlights:

My short story ‘Bobby’ appeared in -

It was also performed on Radio 4RPH Brisbane by Queensland Storyteller host Kim Dodsworth. You can listen to it here:

My long-form feature on photobiomodulation for Parkinson’s Disease, ‘Let There Be Light’, appeared in:

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And another one of my stories was also performed on Radio 4RPH Brisbane by Queensland Storyteller host Kim Dodsworth. You can listen to it here:

I’m also …

  • Joined: November 2007

Journal

My Beautiful Mother

Thank you for all the amazing things you have done for me over the years, Mum. You’re the most loving, forgiving, faithful person in my life and I love you with my whole heart x / 25 December 2017
Posted 12 months – 1 comments

My Two Favourite Girls

My beautiful mother came all the way down to Surfers Paradise to help me host a birthday party for my adorable little three-year-old. Thanks Mum xxx / 29 May 2016
Posted almost 3 years – Leave a comment

My BFF

My darling beautiful girl / Love you sweetheart xoxo
Posted over 4 years – 4 comments

Joy

Me and My Girl / 24th December 2013
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