1. Who are you and what do you do?
I am Sarah. Mother of 2. I do research and teaching at Macquarie Uni, Australia, and Pinterest (a lot, of all three)! I’m interested in finding ways for humanity to connect with the ecological systems it’s part of - currently developing a workshop for organisations that aims to engage employees to embed sustainability. Basically, anything to do with happy, healthy, organic, sustainable, community living - I’m there!
2. What did you have for breakfast today?
Muesli. It was delish.
3. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
My mum and my sister.
My mum is always so lovely to others, she likes adventures, travelling and exploring, believes in
independent women (probably why I’m a new-eco feminist) and has strong family, environmental and social values. She’s always included me in her waste-less cooking, crafts like DIY and up cycling, especially sewing and the reuse of buttons and zips etc. She is always doing things for other people.
My sister is an amazing mum, she’s so very kind and caring, yet can still tell her kids when they’re
being annoying, and they have grown up to be wonderful people. When dealing with my kids, I
sometimes think about what she might do in my situation.
4. What was your biggest challenge?
Not fitting in. Not as a challenge for myself so much because I never cared but managing everyone around me. I say this because everyone has expectations of how people should be and how they should act in certain circumstances and are uncomfortable when people don’t fit this mould. I have learnt just being confident in awkward circumstances seems to help others chill too.
5. If your life was a song, what would it be?
Classified - All About You (feat. Chad Hatcher). You really need to listen to the words. I always play it on repeat just before I embark on some crazy new adventure or life change.
6. What's the most important lesson you've learnt along the way?
Risks and mistakes are part of living, if you take them and make them, your life will be as great as it can be.
7. What's the best advice you could pass on?
Don’t be afraid to live your own way.
8. You're having a dinner party - you can invite any 4 people alive or dead. Who would you invite?
Prince Harry (you said anyone, right?), Cake Boss (he can bring cake - duh), Richard Branson (no
explanation required), Greta Gaard (New-eco feminist).