Gyebale ko ba ssebo ne ba nnyabo! Mulembe! Its Roberta here from your friendly Bugisu Coff team!
You might be wondering how a young Ugandan woman found herself all the way on the other side of the world working on a coffee project. I’m honestly wondering, myself! Haha! Though it was completely unexpected, I met Brody and Darcy on a Monday morning as they sampled Bugisu coffee at my local coffee cart. Naturally, finding a small piece of Uganda in Sydney got me so excited and we ended up sharing stories about their recent travels and my fond memories of home.
Fast forward a couple of months. I am now working with these awesome individuals and had the pleasure of seeing Bugisu Coffee grow into a force to be reckoned with. I’m extremely excited to see what we will achieve in this journey as we implement ideas that positively impact and connect the two places I now call home.
I’ve been so lucky to be surrounded by a group of people in this team that love and support my passion for creating. Painting has always been a huge part of my life and one of the spaces that I feel truly free to express myself as well as share my ideas and opinions relating to environmental issues and gender.
A lot of my work shares some to sentiments of the vision and mission of Bugisu coffee in that it works to restructure how we think about and make sense of the environment as well as broadcasting messages that aim to empower women of color.
I can’t wait to see how the awesome work being done by the coffee project will further inspire my art.