Ann Clutch 1
My Name is ANN: I'm the humble and courageous one. Gathering family and friends around me and laughing with you til our bellies hurt. (read husband Brian's story in the 'Photographer' Section).
Our roomy oversize clutch purses are the perfect statement piece to start a conversation.
Can be held as a clutch, hung off your arm using the 40 cm chain provided, or worn cross body (additional purchase). Fits your phone, sunnies, lippie, keys etc.
SIZE: Width: 27cm / Height: 21cm
- Printed on Linen-Cotton (certified ethically produced)
- Two inside pockets
- Faux suede lining
- Detachable 40cm brass chain included
- Printed and sewn in Australia.
- 10% of profits donated to someone in need.
Photo by Brian Odwar Whale (of his wife Ann). Photo Location Kitgum, Northern Uganda
Read Brian's Story:
After the death of my mum as a child, I lived on the streets of Kampala. Sleeping on verandas, eating from bins and doing nasty things which would always get me into trouble.
My uncle whom I was living with before I went to the streets, called me a disgrace among many things. I was sent to the village Kitgum, in Northern Uganda. I remember my mum asking me what I wanted to be and I described to her how I wanted to travel the world, taking photos, and telling stories. She concluded "a Journalist". That stuck with me and I believed that I would be that someday.
In Kitgum, I lived with my half brother who didn't really care much about how I was, and was always on the move leaving me in the hands of his ruthless wife. One day, in 2008, I was listening to the radio. It was Mighty Fire FM - Irene Gleeson Foundation's (IGF) community radio. They were talking about a Gospel Dance Party. I went, and there I met Jesus and I made him the lord of my life. That was the beginning of a new life.
I had challenges with school fees and one Sunday after church, I met IGF's founder the late Mama Irene (from Narrabeen in Sydney's Northern Beaches). She told me to come to IGF and gave me full tuition. After completing high school, I promised Mama Irene that I would do anything for her as my payback for her good gesture.
Mama Irene was testing my resilience and patience as I helped IGF build the maternity hospital. She then asked me to be a fixer for Ginny Stein, an ABC Journalist who recommended me well. I was trained on how to report news and given a little camera and a computer. I taught myself photography, videography and everything in between to express my stories. I became Kitgum's creative 'go to' person.
In 2020 I moved from IGF to work with CURE children's hospital international.
IGF changed thousands of lives and mine is one of them. I wanted to be a journalist, but I know I am more than that. God led me through to make me the man I am today. I have a family.
My name is Brian and I am a storyteller.
For more information about: The Irene Gleeson Foundation, go to irenegleesonfoundation.com for CURE International, go to cure.org/uganda
I'm the humble and courageous one. Shining my light on those around me. Picking you up when you fall. Sharing with you when you don't have enough. Gathering family and friends around me and laughing with you until our bellies hurt. I live in Northern Uganda. My name is Ann.