In 2010, Sarah's curiosity and thirst for adventure led to the greatest expedition of her life, becoming the youngest female Documentarian at 21 years of age to produce her first film in the Amazon Rainforest “Amazon Souls”. While over there for 2 weeks, Sarah lived with the Huaorani tribe, hunted with the warriors, gathered with the women and was initiated into their existence by marriage to a warrior, making her a Queen! Through this alliance Sarah continues to send out their message of protecting their land through her film and speaking work.
Sarah’s achievements include winning the “Spirit of Adventure Award” from the Captain Scott Society 2014 for her next big expedition, “Life In The Darien Gap”, shortlisted by the SES (Scientific Exploration Society) Explorer of the year Award 2014, Finalist of the National Geographic Explorer Award, Finalist of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award 2014, highly commended by The Adventure Fund in association with Sidetracked magazine. With an interest in ancient civilizations and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Sarah has since been exploring the world, embarking on adventures and working on various film and humanitarian projects.
As a side project, after realising there was no hub for female explorers on or off screen, Sarah partnered with Russ Malkin from Big Earth to set up ‘The Adventuress Club’ – a platform to connect, share, empower and encourage women in the world of adventure.
Not knowing how do describe herself
Doing what she loves
How she defines herself
Not living a conventional lifestyle
Being inspired at 9 years old
Making her first film at 21
Being made a Queen
What life was like growing up
Her childhood and being the ‘black sheep’ of the family
Growing up in a conservation, Bengali, Muslim family
Being a fashion designer
Spending 16 months living with her grandparents in Bangladesh
What she learnt from that experience
Coming up against resistance
Proving people wrong
Without action there is no reaction
Feeling different from everyone else
Trying to prove herself constantly
Meeting the tribe for the first time
Hunting with the warriors
Living with the tribe for 2 weeks
Dealing with the language barriers
Getting use to being naked
The marriage ceremony
Heading back to the UK and adjusting to life afterwards
Finishing her final year at university
Deciding to become a journalist
Heading to the Atlas mountains
Learning to be open and understand of people who are different
Setting up - The Adventuress Club
Plans for 2019
Final words of advice and tips for you
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The Adventuress Club
The Adventuress Club is here to inspire and empower women to live in the spirit of adventure.
Twitter : @AdventuressClub
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