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Recommend a friend to be
the Tao-Girl of the Moment!
The yin/yang symbol is at top
in the middle the wood blocks
feature the Chinese symbols for
(from left to right, top to bottom)
woman, water, earth,
metal, fire, wood
Above: clay sculptures
of a beautiful,
Tao and dynamic,
Top: Lori, left: Malorie, right: Brenna
Our latest Tao-Girl of the Moment is a 14-year-old, 9th grade
student from Massachusettes.
I'm proud to introduce you to...
CJ: What are
your hobbies and interests?
L: I really enjoy singing and
acting. I have been singing all my life and even took voice
lessons for a while. Now I am singing and acting in the
musical my high school is putting on called "Fiddler On
The Roof". Music is a huge part of my life. I like to
listen to Indie and
Alternative bands like Broken Social Scene and Muse.
Another one of my interests is reading. I love to read because
I can obtain so much knowledge and information. I am currently
reading 3 books ; one the
witch trials, one on book on Greek
Legends and The Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul 2. Along
with reading, I love to write short stories and poems. I enjoy
making things out of wood or other materials and turning them
has an amazing talent for sculpture and was kind enough to
send photos of her latest work which were inspired by the
Tao-Girl philosophy and my women's book TAO OF THE DEFIANT
WOMAN. The cubes are made from wood and the sculptures
are clay. Aren't they gorgeous!
Is there anything that enjoy that is a bit “different” than the norm?
(like: most everyone else likes hiphop and you’d rather
listen to a Beethoven symphony)
Well, Some people tell me
that the music I listen to is very weird because its not on
every radio station or TV, but I love my music and I wouldn't
be able to get through life without it.
Something different I enjoy is change. I always have to have
change in my life. Whether that change be a different hair
style, a new clothing style, or a change of attitude towards
something I had never experienced before. Change is happening
all around us, every day and if we simply ignore it there is
no way we can grow. Another somewhat odd thing I love to do is
paint my walls. As of right now one of my walls is orange, the
other red, one grey with red paint splattered on it (its very
artistic), and the last a bright aqua blue. I feel that my
room is my domain and personally reflects me in every way.
CJ: Who are
your role models and why?
L: My older sister Cassie
would probably be my only role model. She is in her third year
of university now and handling 2 jobs as well as her own
apartment. I value everything my sister says because when she
was my age she was exactly like me and understands everything
Im going through. She almost always seems to know exactly how
to handle situations I find myself in and give me advice I can
carry with me throughout highschool. Cassie is completely
comfortable with her body and beauty, but she said it took her
all her 21 years of living to get there. I would like to be as
collected and living my life to the fullest as she is when I
makes you a Tao-Girl?
I believe that I am a Tao and
Defiant Girl. Life hits me with so many different things every
day and all I can do is embrace them and turn them into
positive learning experiences.
I accept that I am no where near perfect and I can learn from
my weaknesses, mistakes and imperfections and make them
I try not to give up when life gets me down, or I do something
I told myself I would not do because I know I am a work in
progress and am always growing.
Lori is also amazing with a camera.
Here's a photo of herself that doubled and added a cool effect
asked Loir if she had a favorite quote to share with
us. Here is the one she sent: I have 2 short quotes that
always live by, I'm not sure when or how I discovered them.
1. Everything happens for a reason
2. When one door closes, two more open.