Lori Henry

Biography

Lori Henry is a writer and dance anthropologist based for parts of the year in Vancouver, Canada. She uses dance as an access point to learn about diverse cultures. Her fascination with the subject began with Polynesian dance lessons when she was two years old, learning how to chant in Hawaiian, sing and dance Maori kapa hakas, and shake her hips to Tahitian drums not long after she had learned to walk. She also trained in various other dance forms and played competitive ringette (similar to hockey).

Lori has spent the last 10 years working as a freelance writer focusing on travel and culture. Her work has been published all over the world in publications like Readers Digest, Air Canada's enRoute, WestJet's up! magazine, Western Living, British Columbia Magazine, Spa, FLARE, West, USAToday.com, and Fodor's, to name a few.

Lori holds a master's degree in Dance Anthropology with distinction from Roehampton University (London, UK). She conducted her fieldwork with the Whirling Dervishes of West London and her dissertation was titled, "Towards a Non-Hegemonic Anthropology of Dance."

Keep up to date with her at www.LoriHenry.ca.

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Books

Silent Screams: Into and Out of Bulimia Through Poetry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Dancing Traveller Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Eating Disorders, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders
Countless young women around the world feel badly about their bodies and wish they were thinner. Millions of them develop eating disorders in their quest to lose “just 5 more pounds.”
Dancing Through History: In Search of the Stories That Define Canada
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,090. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Dancing Traveller Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Some people travel to discover a country’s architecture; others to sample its cuisine, or experience its nature. For author Lori Henry, travel is a way to discover a country's dances.
Behind My Smile: How I Recovered from Bulimia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011 by Dancing Traveller Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders
After developing bulimia as a teenager, Lori Henry shares her story of recovery and how she lives without an eating disorder today.

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