Performances: Bead for Life
Brush the Dust From My Heart
In 2007, Connie traveled to Kampala, Uganda to meet the women behind Bead for Life jewelry. “Brush the Dust From My Heart: A Storyteller’s Journey in Uganda” is Connie’s powerful tribute to these women. Her telling draws together and brings to life the many stories of tragedy and triumph, voices, faces and music of the Ugandan women she encountered during her trip. Namakasa Rose (pictured right) is one of these incredible women whose story greatly impacted Connie’s Bead For Life story and life. A creative blend of storytelling and visual imagery, this presentation elevates PowerPoint to a performance art.
As a Community Partner, Connie tells the stories of the beaders she has met, sells Bead for Life jewelry at storytelling events, encourages others to host bead parties, and raises awareness about the organization and its mission.
Sharing the Story
Connie shares her passion for Bead for Life through her storytelling work. From selling the organization’s jewelry at her merchandise table or incorporating a story of one of the women she met, Connie is always seeking new ways to share the organization’s story. Contact Connie if you want to learn more about Bead for Life, her role as a Community Partner, or the options for making the story of Bead For Life a part of your next event.