Want To Be Part of The Story?Written by Carol Rice
Storytelling friends of ours have had many chances to know, and come to love Kim. But if you're new to storytelling, this is my chance to introduce you - and what a pleasure that is!
She's got a VERY exciting project going on - and all the coolest people can be a part of its success story. Meet my friend, and beautiful storyteller, Kim Weitkamp. Watch her video below (its SO creative! I confess I watched it more than a few times) and become part of the story by helping bring it to life!
My name is Kim Weitkamp and I am a storyteller. Yeah, as in professional storyteller. I wish you could have been there when I told my mom and dad that I was going to leave my job to tell stories full time. A true Hallmark moment! Since I made the choice to walk the path of story artist, I have never looked back. I love telling stories. Not just on the stage but also with my grandkids and my family. I am a passionate believer in the power of story to unite and heal families. Whether it is your story, or someone else's...story entertains, reveals and heals. We have a cool Kickstarter Campaign to help gain support for a new story project. The Ballad of Ronnie Calloway is the story of one man's journey through rough living and redemption. It is filled with songs that have been written just for this piece. Please take some time to check out our campaign!
Watch Kim Weitkamp talk about her project, "The Ballad of Ronnie Calloway"
I grew up in a home rich with family heritage. My mom loved genealogy and knew how to breathe life into dusty documents and color to faded black and white photos - my mom told me stories.
As a grown woman with five children of my own, I've tried to do the same. For years I did it through scrapbooking. But it didn't take long to realize that it wasn't my artistic skills my children really cared about. They never stopped on a page and said, "Mom, you matched that paper to my shirt - perfectly!" Nope. What they did say as they leaned across my lap, pointing at photos is, "Tell me the story!" "Tell me mom about the day I was born... Tell me mom about the day I cried when everyone sang me happy birthday... Tell me mom about my grandma and her garden..."
Don't worry if you haven't done it forever, just start today. The consistency and cumulative effect of one good question - just sharing one story a day, adds up.
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