I'm an independent singer-songwriter, artist, Sensory Processing Disorder warrior & mental health advocate from beautiful little New Zealand.


Oh hiiiii!

I'm Sarah Alleyn

It's pronounced "uh-lean"
(in case you were wondering!)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been on a rollercoaster of a recovery journey. While on my study abroad, I became severely affected by mental illness, and something mysterious that nobody could identify. This year, I discovered that the something is Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition where the brain has problems in correctly understanding and responding to the information that we get from our senses.

I’ve had it my whole life without knowing, and it had built up to the point where it was completely debilitating. I was unable to go out, concentrate, see my friends, or continue my studies. I had to take some time out from my regular life. Even though things have been pretty tough these past couple of years, slowly, I’ve been able to make time for making music, writing, painting and creating. I used the windows of time when I felt okay to record covers for my Mental Health Sessions, paint designs and package orders for my greeting card shop, and use my blog & Instagram to advocate for SPD, self care & mental health.

I recently went overseas to the STAR Institute to get two months of intensive treatment for my SPD, and I am so much healthier and happier now. I’m so excited to start rediscovering my life and my world, and seeing what happens next! This is just the beginning of a brand new journey, and I can’t wait to find out where it’s going to go.

When I'm not busy working on my music or my art, you'll catch me taking photos of the sea, playing with my kitten Babs, reading superhero comics, and drinking a ridiculous amount of tea.

On my desk right now

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5 things you (maybe) didn't know about me

1

I'm a big, big superhero nerd

I'm especially a fan of kickass superheroines. I adore the Supergirl TV show, I'm constantly hanging out for the next Bombshells comic, and I named my cat Babs after Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl)!

2

I've been writing songs since i could rhyme

My first one, which I wrote sometime in my preschool days, was about a bat climbing a tree. Yup, you read that right, a bat climbing a tree. Maybe a premonition of my love for Batgirl?!?

4

I'm a vintage gal

... who is very happy to be living in modern times (hey feminism & instagram, I'm looking at you)! I adore vintage fashion, hairstyles, music, and movies. Louis Armstrong always makes me smile, and I'm learning to lindy hop.

 

3

I'm a sea creature

The sea is my constant source of relaxation and my inspiration. I love how it's in a different mood every day, like a living being. I feel so lucky to live beside it, where I can swim and walk along it (and photograph it!) to my heart's content.

5

I want to help

All my life I have just wanted to help. I get passionate about making the world a better place and fighting against injustice. I believe that even the tiniest acts of kindness can make a big difference to others, and if I can help the world in even the tiniest way, that is my life dream!

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/ ( mm / dd )

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Mental
health
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You Ghost Me

The Worry
Warrior