For Lori, it is an honor to encourage people to tell their stories and a privilege to bear witness to these stories. With a B.C.L and LL.B from McGill University and an MSc. in Health Law Ethics from Birmingham University, England, Lori began her career in research, writing, and policy development and went on to teach health care law and ethics at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, University of Birmingham Medical School. In Toronto, Lori volunteered for ‘Words on The Street’ and became enamored with the beautiful stories people everywhere had to tell. She became Program Manager of a not-for-profit writing collective that provided writing workshops to underserved communities. She facilitated writing workshops for people on or near the street, survivors of rape, and those using their trauma to help others. The link between health care ethics and writing workshop facilitation? The power of words and the human story. Facilitating writing workshops allows Lori to encourage people to tell their stories as only they can powerfully tell them. Lori believes that people can explore the bits and pieces themselves and the layers of their life experience through writing and sharing. This not only empowers the voice of the writer but enriches the lives of those who are intently listening.
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