I am a feminist researcher and teacher exploring the digital gender divide and cyberviolence committed against females. I am dedicated to improving global education, social justice, education access, (digital) literacy, and the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. I am always fighting for gender equity and equality, shown through my career to date as a teacher, facilitator, education charity project manager, and literacy programme volunteer. I possess mentoring and leadership experience through formal employment and volunteering opportunities. I am a committed volunteer for a range of education-based charities worldwide, with experience in social media management, curriculum development, training, and mentoring. Further details of my professional and volunteering experience can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorriehayman/
I’ve been living in Japan since August 2016. I established this blog in 2019 to record my experiences as a Rotary Peace Fellow and student at International Christian University, Tokyo. The Fellowship journey required much reflection, a lot of determination and focus, and many tears as I faced some of the most difficult challenges of my life over the last two years. Nevertheless, I am extremely proud to have graduated as a Rotary Peace Scholar with honours with an MA in Social and Cultural Analysis in June 2021.