Kristin performing at TED Talks:
Award winning, Cause-Focused Storyteller, Speaker, Author and TED Talks talent search finalist, Kristin Pedemonti connects culture & builds bridges between people through the Power of Story. She performs worldwide sharing Traditional & True Tales of Perseverance, Possibility, Hope & Understanding. Kristin reminds us we are all interconnected; our stories matter and we all have the potential to make a positive impact. Previous work in clinics for under-served women and as Lead Interviewer for the SHARE Ovarian Cancer Study at the University of Pennsylvania cemented the Power of Story. In 2005 she sold her home and possessions to create/facilitate volunteer project Literacy Outreach Belize. She’s donated programs for 33,000 youth and trained 800 teachers how to use their own cultural stories in the classroom. Her book, Building Bridges Between; Connecting Culture, Classrooms & Communities is slated for publication in 2014.
Kristin is also Lead Facilitator for Clinton Global Initiative member Artfully AWARE’s Community Created Book Project. She’s volunteered in Kenya, Ghana and Haiti interviewing local artisans, educators, entrepreneurs and innovators collecting their life stories of resilience, persistence & overcoming adversity. The book Perseverance and Possibility in Kenya is available for purchase. She will next volunteer in India. She’s performed in NYC, Belfast, Berlin, Bogota, London, Naples, Paris, Sweden & Beyond. In 2013, she presented at TEDx Warsaw & Sigana Storytelling Festival in Kenya as a featured teller. Her other passions are sharing FREE HUGS, blowing bubbles on subways and helping others realize their potential to make a difference.