Lori Henry

Biography

Lori Henry is a writer, actor and dance anthropologist based in North Vancouver, Canada. She currently writes the travel, culture and lifestyle blog, Lori's List: More than Travel (www.LorisList.ca).

Lori 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."

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Books

Silent Screams: Into and Out of Bulimia Through Poetry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,920. 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: 62,120. 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.
Navigating bugs, belugas and polar bears in Churchill, Canada
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011 by Dancing Traveller Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Churchill, Manitoba is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. When author Lori Henry went there in the summer, though, it was the gregarious beluga whales that charmed her.
Behind My Smile: How I Recovered from Bulimia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,280. 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.
Jordan: A Different Middle East
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011 by Dancing Traveller Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
One of the most historically potent places in the world, Jordan is often overlooked in favour of its neighbours, Egypt and Israel. Fortunately for travellers, the fewer amount of tourists makes this small country an enchanting place to visit.

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