Yak Girl Presentation with Dorje Dolma
Are you interested in an inspirational and motivating speaker for one of your programs?
I am an inspirational speaker, a visual artist, and the author of Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal.
I educate listeners about the unique Dolpo culture through story-telling. Listeners are often captivated by my encounters with wolves and snow leopards as a very young herder living at 13,000 feet in Nepal. Others are touched by her willingness to persevere through difficulties and my strong desire to give back and help others. I speak about the centuries-old way of life in my isolated homeland, how it’s being changed by the slow trickle of modernity now reaching it, and the most effective ways for first world citizens to help those in the third world.
I have done many presentations over the last couple of years in Europe, Nepal, Canada and the US at secondary schools, senior living centers, universities, service clubs, libraries, conferences, bookstores and many nonprofit organizations. The presentation is usually about an hour long, but the time can be customized to your event. Nature, art and storytelling is a big part of my themes and sometimes I do nature art workshops with the children.
Thanks to Perkins School for the Blind, Yak Girl is now available to all patrons of the National Library Service via NLS BARD, for all patrons in the United States! I was invited to speak at the Perkins Library Without Walls.
My mission is to inspire others through writing, art and speaking to help spread kindness to others and the need for medical and educational resources in Dolpo, Nepal. I currently collaborate with a nonprofit, in Canada that supports six schools and a medical clinic in Dolpo.
If you are interested in having me speak for one of your programs, please email me to go over details!
Thank you so much,
My family’s story was the subject of the Dutch documentary The Only Son and sometimes I answer questions from the film in my presentations.
North Carolina, USA
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Fort Colins, USA
Boulder Book Store
Longmont Library, Colorado
New Hampshire, USA
Schulerein Lo-Manthang Magden, Switzerland
Rokpa International, Zurich, Switzerland
Dolpo Village, Nepal
ISZL High School Switzerland
High School Aarau Switzerland 2018
Elementry School North Carolina
Elementary School Colorado 2018
Dolpo High School Students Nepal 2018
Nepal and USA Schools
Shree Mangal Dip School-Nepal 2018
Middle School Colorado
Freaser Meado Colorado 2018
Senior Centers Colorado 2018