Lortoria

Joined Apr 2013
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About Me

I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, London and my heritage is mixed West Indian. I recently became a freelance writer, and when I saw the World Pulse project 'VOF 2013,' I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to hone my skills as a journalist.

I have experience working for the charitable industry--Action for the Blind and Eaves. I was a fundraising officer for the latter, helping women disadvantaged by domestic violence and trafficking to achieve their autonomy and rebuild their lives. My work consisted of researching and writing proposals, campaigning, legislation, networking, and events management.

Throughout my career, I have always tried to inspire and empower unrepresented youth in my community by mentoring and partnering with outreach programmes. I do this by helping children to find their own 'voice' through creative writing and filmmaking.

Despite living in a westernised culture, I continually experience many hardships and adversities that threaten to stunt my spiritual, mental and professional growth. Like most unrepresented women, my life journey so far has been a struggle to reach my current achievements, but there is still so much to do. Instead of allowing these pressures, prejudices and setbacks stop me from reaching my destiny, I learn from and share my experiences with those in similar situations.

On the other hand, I know I am very blessed to have been born and raised in the UK, and would like to use the opportunities and resources that are available to me to support others. Writing, reading, networking, research, travelling, astronomy, science and art. Learning and applying new skills with foresight, justly representing the 'voice' of those in my community Writing, fundraising and socio-political activism, mentoring, and marketing

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Lortoria commented on Echo: Shatter the Silence! Aug 15, 2013 Lortoria commented on My Vision - A Journey as a Voice of Our Future Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria commented on The Way Forward Starts Here Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria commented on Roll the drums! Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria commented on A real woman's Vision Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria commented on Turning My Anger Into Feminine Wisdom Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria commented on A new beginning of a New World Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria commented on VOCAL WARS – AGENT OF CHANGE Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria commented on It Takes A Village To Educate A Child Apr 29, 2013 Lortoria loved It Takes A Village To Educate A Child Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on Be silent no longer Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on In Search of Peace Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on "Education: The Necessary Utopia" Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on just i want to be myself Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on My voice is my power and yours Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on It should not hurt to be a woman Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on TAKING THE LEAD Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on just i want to be myself Apr 28, 2013 Lortoria commented on Introducing myself and my journal Apr 18, 2013 Lortoria commented on ...what makes you read a post? Apr 18, 2013 Lortoria commented on Hello Sisters and Brothers! Apr 18, 2013 Lortoria loved Living with Sickle Cell, Suffer In Silence Apr 15, 2013 Lortoria loved World Meets Web Apr 09, 2013 Lortoria loved We are all Here because of you: Web 2.0 Apr 08, 2013