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  • Hello There!

    I'm Sarajane, a blogger, workshop facilitator, and career consultant based out of Asheville, NC.

    I believe chasing your dreams shouldn't be so hard and I dedicate my energy to helping others to take large and small steps in their career while maintaining creative inspiration.

    This is my space to create whatever comes from my heart. It's not marketable, it's not always good, but it's honest. It's not uncommon to find stories from my experience, portrait projects, my thoughts on the world, and tips for how to make the most out of life.

    Grab a cup of coffee (or bourbon) and make yourself at home!

    If you're interested in a workshop or a 1 on 1 consultation get in touch through the consultation tab at the top of this site!

    with love,

On Learning How to Be a Parent.


I was 5 years old and my mom had made snacks for a few of the kids in the trailer park. As one of the girls went to put her dish away it fell and it broke. Her eyes welled up with tears and she looked at my mom as if the world would collapse. Replacing dishes in our home meant more than just a trip to target. It meant thinking and saving and maybe even a few stress tears. I looked at the girl, at the dish and then at my mom. My own eyes started to swell with water as the worry built up inside of me.


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You’re Probably Not Selfish.

As a society we love to throw that word around when someone does something that doesn’t give us what we want. We absorb the stories we hear of other people who have behaved ‘selfishly’ and internalize the fear that we ourselves may one day be considered *gasp* selfish.


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On Feminism and Sexy Selfies: Why I don’t Think Your Nudes are Pro-Women.

I once took an image like this in a round mirror. Instead of my face it was my bare form in the captured reflection. At the time I was newly divorced from the only person I’d ever slept with. I was newly vulnerable and dating and I was newly proud of my human experience.

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Sharing my body felt liberating, exciting and I wanted other women with my body to feel the relief that I felt when I saw other women sharing their form at that time. Even as I started this self-portrait series I’ve taken images of myself half clothed and I’ve chosen to not share nude images that I’ve taken. I’ve posed for numerous photographers nude or scantily dressed.  I’ve chosen to share some and not to share others. I once wrote a blog titled, “The Case For The Sexy Selfie.”

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On Minimalism.

Last summer I moved into my own apartment. It was the first real time that I’d lived alone and I was overjoyed at getting to set up my apartment. I was excited about only owning what I needed to get back 4 dishes, 4 towels, no microwave. It was hard to explain to people that I liked not having anything on my bedroom walls and that no I didn’t need more than what I had.

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The Top 5 Reasons We Should All Be Done With “The Hustle.”

The word is everywhere.
“Good things come to those who hustle.”
“Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”
“Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring.”
“Hustlers don’t sleep, they nap.”

I know it started with good intentions. It can be motivating to realize that it doesn’t matter how talented you are at something right now, that if you work hard enough you will eventually get there. It’s just reality that if you want something great for your life you’re going to have to be focused and dedicated and you’re going to have to work hard.

However, in the process we encourage each other to work long days, we compete over hours worked in a week wearing our exhaustion like a badge of honor. We create complexes around rest and we forget that most people became self-employed so they didn’t have to kill themselves for a dollar.


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