Yá'át'eh Shi k'e dóo shi diné'é. Shi ei Glenda Bennett yininshyé. Tsé'deshgizhníi nishloo Yeii Diné'é Tachiini bashishchiin. Tliz Lani ei daa shi Chei adooh Hashk'aan Hodzo'hó dashinlaí. Ei ahoot'ago aadzaaní nishli. Hello! Welcome! As customary in Dinejigoh, I introduced myself in Diné. In English - My name is Glenda Bennett my clans are Rock Gap People, born for Giant People Red Running into the Water Clan. My maternal grandfather is Manygoats, and my paternal grandfather is Yucca Fruit Clan.
In the last couple days, I had been meaning to do an introduction. My clans identify who I am in my place among my tribe. If you're related somehow, Yá'át'eh! I am from Kaibeto AZ. My mother's family is from the area and into the Coalmine region. My father's family is from the Black Mesa region. That's where I learned to heard sheep, butcher, ride horses, and attend ceremonies. My upbringing is primarily traditional. The Hozhó was introduced to me at a young age. •
Before I began making bags, I had been a licensed massage therapist for about 8 years. It was a good profession. It allowed me to travel the world and meet so many amazing people and see many amazing places. And after that many years of helping people with their physical ailments, I needed a break. So began my short work in Lower Antelope Canyon with Dixie Ellis' Tours. It's a wondrous place to experience. •
The fall and winter of 2014, the canyon slowed down, I was so bored... I was on IG cruising photos of makeup bags. I saw so many I wanted! I showed my boyfriend and he was like, don't you know how to sew??? Oh yeah, duh! That evening I learned how to install a simple zipper and make a simple pouch. I posted my small win on social media, within 24 hours, my good friends paid me 10$ for each bag, even though I had just learned. Lol. By Christmas, people were contacting me locally for makeup bags and box bags and small crossbody bags. That is how Glenda Bags began four years ago. •
I'd like to thank my Family, my babe Gene, my close friends and all my buyers. Axhé'hé