Miss Lori came to National attention in 2006 as the host of The PBS Kids Preschool block which she continued to ﬁlm until 2009. However, she has always been Miss Lori through her company, Miss Lori’s CAMPUS, through which she has produced her 2008 iparenting award winning CD "Music n' Movement TOGETHER!" her family favorite DVD “Activate & Be Great!,” her original mixed media theatrical production “GROWING!,” her children’s stories “Little Miss Lori; Adventures in ﬁve year old living,” and the healthy interstitials she self produced which air on WTTW PBS Kids Chicago.
For the past five years Miss Lori’s CAMPUS has also teamed up with WTTW to produce and perform over 70 free live family concerts a year in the Illinois viewing area. In addition to her performance work Miss Lori is a highly regarded Social Media Inﬂuencer, and much sought after spokesperson, consultant and speaker. Her insightful thoughts about life, parenting and the social media threads that run through them are as real as her music. She has inspired audiences at BlogWorld, Blogalicious, SheCon, Pitch Reﬁnery and the Social Rev Up Brands and Bloggers Conference. Miss Lori also lends her talents directly to businesses, performing her own special brand of "Marketainment," (Marketing + Entertainment), to strengthen the ties between companies and families through live events, videos and posts on MissLori.TV.
Miss Lori has championed brand messages for Sears, Cricket, Whirlpool, Lane Bryant, 1800Baskets, Nintendo, Chrylsler, Tropicana, GM, and Kodak to name a few. She has also served as a spokesperson and ambassador for organizations like The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women BetterU program, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Healthy Smiles Healthy Children campaign.
But of all the titles Miss Lori holds her favorite is that of mom to her three children, Skyler, KAiANN and Jaedyn. Children and families across the country have fallen in love with Miss Lori's boundless energy, and passion, as well as her commitment to the development of young minds and bodies, all in an efort to strengthen the nuclear family. Her ability to foster creativity and imagination is a gift to treasure for many years to come. As Miss Lori always says “Let Your SMILE Shine On!”TM
Score two for love, deduct one for civil rights. Over the course of twenty four hours the United States Supreme Court gave rights and took them away. They set the clock back on civil rights to 1965 and took us forward to the present with gay rights.
I have to admit it was a smart PR move because by rendering the strike to civil rights before granting the rights to the LGBT community they caught people only in the beginning stages of shock and disappointment. The DOMA strike handed America a cookie to soothe, and ultimately help them forget about their Voting pain. It would be brilliant if it weren’t so sad, and it wouldn’t be so sad if it weren’t so successful. I get it. We all want to feel a win. The alternative is so depressing. But the only way we are going to win this collective civil rights war, (and yes I do think it is a war), is to feel the losses. We need to feel them and then we need to fight, because we aren’t there yet. Without Civil Rights none of us are really equal. How do I know? Well, while people we’re focused on the DOMA case here’s a sampling of what has been going on in our country.
Texas Attorney General Enacts Controversial Voter Id Law 2 Hours After Supreme Court Guts 1965 Voting Rights Act
Two hours after the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act Texas enacted new Voter ID laws. How could they move so fast? Because these laws were previously on the table but were stopped by the Justice Department Last Fall. With these new laws Texas will soon have the most stringent voting requirement in the nation and it will make it impossible for some people to vote because tehy don't presently have an acceptable Photo ID. You won't be able to use your student ID, but you can use your Concealed Carry gun license.
What do you think is the next step for our country on our continued journey towards equality?
Additional work from Miss Lori can be found at
MissLori.TV, Wearetherealdeal.com, YoungChicagonista, and TheChicagoMoms.com.
You can also see her Activating to Be Great at
Miss Lori’s CAMPUS on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.