Sarah Lancaster talks about doing it all for the love of it, going hungry for it, risking her life for it. About trying to figure out how to ‘do what you love and love what you do’ and if that makes it all worth it in the end.

“Love would be two animals,” said the author Cheryl Strayed in Tiny Beautiful Things, “a hummingbird and a snake. Both are perfectly untrainable.”

Whether it’s love for another person, love for our work, or a simple love like watching the sunrise or going for a walk, it is an emotion that is the lifeblood of our being. It can confuse and hurts us, but equally true, it can lift us up into a place where meaning and fulfillment pulsates like a heart.

Love is simple, but naturally as human beings, we make it complex. As the founder of Sew Love, a social enterprise providing pop-up fun spaces and resources for people to be creative, learn new skills, and get to know their neighbours, Sarah Lancaster knows all about how complex love can be. And she’s doing her best, with the help of Cecil, a solar powered sewing campervan, to share the love as far afield as possible. Of course the road’s been windy, with all the hot spots, and roadblocks that you could imagine – and she’s just halfway there.

About the speaker

Sarah is on a mission to bring more love into this world - love for one another, love for our earth, and love for ourselves & our abilities. In a world where price and fast paced convenience comes first all too often, Sarah has been championing the fun that can be found at the heart of conscious consumerism and empowered ethical choices for years. Armed with her trusty sewing kit and a platoon of sewing machines, Sarah has taken her blog and big dreams from teaching sustainable sewing in workshops and pop ups around Auckland City, to engaging the local community in guerilla crafting activities and eco-warrior cheer-leadership.

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