My name is Dorje Dolma, and 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 this unique culture with storytelling, visual arts and photos using a PowerPoint presentation. Listeners are often captivated by my encounters with wolves and snow leopards as a young herder living at 13,000 feet in Nepal. Others are touched by my willingness to live with perseverance 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 wear traditional Nepali or Tibetan clothes and bring artifacts from Nepal such as traditional blankets and belts for people to touch and to learn how they were made. I bring copies of my book, my artwork and informative handouts for those who are further interested.
I have done many presentations over the last couple of years in Europe, Nepal, Canada and the U.S. at secondary schools, senior living centers, universities, service clubs, libraries, book stores and many nonprofit organizations for anywhere between 20 to 500 people.