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The Mother Hub Meets: Sarah Smart

The Mother Hub Meets: Sarah Smart

Having grown up in a family of creatives, Sarah Smart's childhood love of drawing lead to a degree in illustration, and she now boasts a seriously enviable client list, which includes brands such as Hobbs, Bobbi Brown, Carven, Harvey Nichols and Vogue (to name a few!). We first connected with Sarah virtually through our #IAmAnEssexGirl campaign, but we finally met over a cuppa last week and chatted all things, career, life, stereotypes and sleep deprivation... And this woman is honestly as fabulous as her drawings!

In our Mother Hub Meets interview with Sarah, we asked her to tell us more about her story and what it takes to be a successful independent creative. Read on to find out more about the woman behind the illustrations.

The Mother of all Launch Events!

The Mother of all Launch Events!

On 6th December we hosted our first event, The Mother Hub Launch Party! A celebration of our #IAmAnEssexGirl campaign and an opportunity for our growing network of incredible women to get together.

With an inspiring panel, amazing goody bags, and of course our wonderful guests there are way too many highlights to mention! They say a picture paints a thousand words, so we'll let Kika Mitchell's wonderful photography do all the talking! If you couldn't make it this time, pop over to our events page to see what we have coming up in 2017!

A Big Thank You!

A Big Thank You!

Wow! What a crazy couple of weeks. Thank you to each and every person who has shown support for the Essex Girl campaign. Whether you have signed the petition, shared a photo or used the #IAmAnEssexGirl hashtag. We are just two women and a laptop, so the overwhelming response, both from social media and the press, is testament to the incredible support we have received from everyone along the way...

The Mother Hub Meets: Emma Odell

The Mother Hub Meets: Emma Odell

We first met Emma Odell, the brilliant co-owner of Acanteen in Chelmsford, when we were researching venues for our Mother Hub events. She is one of those truly impressive people, who oozes creativity, passion and drive. Emma kindly took some time to tell us more about how she made the journey from fine art to successfully running her own business empire!

The Mother Hub Meets: Giovanna Fletcher

The Mother Hub Meets: Giovanna Fletcher

Giovanna Fletcher is a best selling author, presenter, blogger/vlogger, columnist, mum of two and proud Essex girl. Between launching her new book, Happy Mum, Happy Baby, and her multitude of other commitments, she is one busy lady... we're so grateful that she made the time to answer a few of our questions here at The Mother Hub.