Hello, my name is Sarah.
South African-born and raised, I’m a London-based writer-yogini-activist journeying to seek the right questions, learning, sharing & keeping perceptions fresh. A recent 200hr YTT ELSY graduate, I’m a forever-student in the Art of Yoga, training under the Krishnamacharya Mysore lineage (Parampara).
Training with London-based Stewart Gilchrist (East London School of Yoga), my focus is Kriya Yoga and Karma Yoga (Yoga of Action); style is Ashtanga Vinyasa supplemented with Iyengar training from London Iyengar teacher Khaled Kendsi.
Breezy days and tanned feet make me smile. Things which make me happy are camp fire ghost stories, sticking stickers, doodling, open minds and the world at large.
I have one tattoo. It’s the first music notes to Peggy Lee’s ‘Is That All There Is’, a track I first discovered in the rendition by the fiercely beautiful PJ Harvey.
If that’s all there is, my friend, then lets keep dancin’.
I spend a lot of time thinking of old friends and good times. I spend more time thinking about how many places I want to explore still. Humility, authenticity, storytelling and learning from those around me is of utmost importance to me.
My favourite quote is “With brains in your head, and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose” (Dr. Seuss). I love watching people engage in things they are passionate about, it reminds me why we all have different talents and why we should embrace and celebrate them.
I need to be challenged. I am ADD. I talk really loudly and eat loads of popcorn and spill a lot of coffee. I also say thank you, please and try smile and laugh a lot.
In 2008 I approached South African author Joanne Jowell with a vision to to share my struggle with bulimia, addiction, and depression. I wanted to share the good, the bad and the ugly, and present what I was battling to find in the libraries: authenticity. In 2011, Finding Sarah: A True Story of Living with Bulimia, written by Joanne Jowell, was published under Pan Macmillan South Africa.
Now, ten-plus years later, I’ve launched my blog to serve as an inclusive online community for those seeking or in recovery.
Portfolio is a sanctuary for words and a springboard for future collaborations. It is a special space where I share some of my most memorable moments as a writer and editor, with archival faves including interviewing Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman, and collaborating with the ‘three good okes’ on the Twenty Journey booklet project
Portfolio work uploaded intermittently, so do/don’t keep posted ladies and gents. Love you either way.