Sally Mustang is a mother, artist, yoga teacher and nature lover who advocates for erotic and sensual empowerment. A free spirit who believes that sex is art. We fell in love with her and are sure you will too!
By Bárbara Perino
Photography courtesy of Sally Mustang
Illustration Laura Pina @lendalendalaura
LEMON Magazine [LEMON]: It’s been a long year. How do you feel about 2020?
Sally Mustang [S.M.]: Personally, it was such a big year of growth for me. My body held space for the universe to open up as I gave birth to Azure on our lounge room floor during a radical flood. I morphed and expanded this year as I learnt how to become a mother. I also said goodbye to a soul I held so dear to my heart and witnessed such beauty in death and saying goodbye. I celebrated family life and the little simplicities with my husband. Together we made a dream happen, building an entire food forest so we can be completely sustainable. I witnessed the collective consciousness of humanity expand as old belief systems and structures in society came crashing down. I saw my community band together in strength and unity. I gained a greater connection to Nature and the bigger picture. I felt myself become freer emotionally and became more vulnerable this year. I witnessed the power of prayer time and time again. I know that everything is a choice and I trust the universe’s unfolding. It’s never let me down before.
[LEMON]: Looking forward to 2021?
[S.M.]: Sure, I’m always optimistic about the future.
[LEMON]: You are a free spirit. What does it mean to be free?
[S.M.]: I think freedom is the ultimate goal of this existence. For me, being completely yourself is freedom.
[LEMON]: What’s your source of daily inspiration?
[S.M.]: Love. Nature.
[LEMON]: What’s it like being a mother in this crazy world?
[S.M.]: Beautiful, hard, enjoyable, challenging, heart-breaking, blissful, all in the same day.
[LEMON]: How do you keep your family vibrations tuned on the right frequency?
[S.M.]: I definitely feel like self-care for mum and dad is so important. We make time for each other every day to practice something that will fill up our cups.
[LEMON]: Has life changed a lot since your rebirth as a mother?
[S.M.]: Yes. My whole life has completely changed. It’s really hard to even grasp that when your pregnant. But everything changes and nothing can prepare you for it. I miss my old life and I don’t miss my old life all in the same breath.
[LEMON]: What is your advice for mums?
[S.M.]: Oh gosh, I feel like my advice would be advice for one mum and not for another as it really depends on your lifestyle and the spirit of your baby. But I think some great advice is to just do you as a mum and don’t try to be this way or that way or feel guilty for doing this or that. Just do you. And feel good about that.
[LEMON]: What are the most important things you want your baby to take from you in his life?
[S.M.]: I hope he is free. To be himself and express himself
[LEMON]: You are very free when it comes to your body and sex. How do you think people see this?
[S.M.]: I hope whatever they see in me they see in themselves.
[LEMON]: How do you see this?
[S.M.]: I see it as freedom. Pleasure is our birth right and ohhh so good. Why not live it without shame?
[LEMON]: Where do you want to go with your status as an influencer? What do you want to pass on to your followers?
[S.M.]: For me the platform is my voice. I just hope it encourages others to dedicate themselves to enjoying the pleasures and beauty of life.
[LEMON]: How do you find balance in life? Any tricks?
[S.M.]: For me, movement is the quickest way to find balance and move stuck energy. Yoga, dance or a run.
[LEMON]: What’s your family’s daily routine like?
[S.M.]: We don’t have many routines. Sometimes we adventure in nature all day, sometimes we are painting and gardening all day. I guess at the moment we have a night-time routine. We eat dinner together, have a bath, go for an evening stroll in the jungle. Say goodnight to the trees, the rivers, the animals, the moon and then either me or Mitch puts Azure to sleep. At the moment that means going to sleep with him (even if it’s early) as he likes to be touching one of us at all times or he wakes up.
[LEMON]: Can you tell us a little more about your lover and soulmate?
[S.M.]: It’s really hard to explain all the feelings he makes me feel. It’s so passionate. So rich. So intoxicating. Our paths crossed, stars crossed, planets collided in autumn 2015 and since then we have been completely inseparable. The first year of our relationship we really just dissolved into one another, discovering a love so powerful I didn’t know that a feeling like that existed. It’s kind of hard to explain it unless something like that has happened to you. I know as humans we can fantasise, read, watch, believe in true love, but really, until it’s actually happening to you, I don’t think we can really comprehend or understand it. Life is so much more colourful when we’re in love and for me personally, it’s the reason I’m here having this human experience. It’s as if our souls were searching endlessly throughout time and space to find one another.
[LEMON]: How is he in his role as a father?
[S.M.]: Absolutely amazing. I guess he is helping re-write what a father looks like in modern day society. He is very open emotionally and I know Azure will grow up learning how to express his emotions because of Mitch. We are also both stay-at-home parents, so we are creating a really solid foundation for Azure.
[LEMON]: You are such an inspiration for us at Lemon: beautiful, wild, free and respectful to earth and its beings. What’s your advice for women that live stuck in a bubble?
[S.M.]: Get out in nature as often as you can. Even better if you can get out in nature naked. I think most women’s problems and deep wonderings can be solved by what the trees whisper, what the waters carry and move, by the dirt between your toes and the sun on your skin.
[LEMON]: Talking about style, what are your must haves?
[S.M.]: Always a great pair of boots. Beautiful underwear. Jewellery.
[LEMON]: Any favourite brands?
[S.M.]: I shop thrift shops and vintage. I love the principle but also love having unique outfits. Zazi vintage is a really special brand for me.
[LEMON]: I see you have some amazing tattoos. Can you tell us the meaning of a few of them?
[S.M.]: Yeah I’m covered, but I’m hoping to get more, especially a back piece once I stop breastfeeding. I guess I sort of feel like they’re my marks, like my leopard spots or something. I have a lion covering my left hand which I got after visiting Africa and doing some volunteering with a white lion conservation company. The inside of my left hand is covered in light language, something that came to me once during a meditation. The two-headed snake that wraps around my right wrist is to symbolise my more shamanic work. I have a green birdwing butterfly on the inside of my right arm (the same as Mitch’s neck) that is an endangered species that lives only in the valley we call home. We have planted vines all around our property in the hope of repopulating the species. The tattoo on my lip was done as a union ceremony with Mitch. It was done by a dear friend by a waterfall, hand-poked as a kind of marriage between Mitch and me. I guess it’s to signify truth within our relationship.
[LEMON]: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
[S.M.]: I really don’t know and I love that the mystery of life can take you anywhere.
[LEMON]: What’s the first thing you think when you think of lemons?
THIS OR THAT
Day or night?
Lunch or dinner?
Shorts or skirt?
Neutral or colourful?
Depends on my mood
Long sleeve or short?
Sunglasses or hat?
Beach or countryside?
Love or sex?
Both, I can’t help it!
A lot of the time I want to
have my cake and eat it too.
It’s the worst bad thing about me.