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Saturday, September 15 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Blogging for a Cause

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Laura Tellado, 25, launched her first blog, Holdin’ Out for a Hero, in August 2009, as a platform for raising public awareness of Spina Bifida, the congenital condition of the spine she was born with. Laura’s blog was born after writing many letters to celebrities and public figures, asking them to “adopt” spina bifida as their cause.

In this session, you will hear the story of a girl who began blogging as a college student, and who found her unique voice amidst all her fellow female bloggers, and who learned to let go of the fear of not being identified with. Many of her “peers” are mommy bloggers, and she is not a mommy.

Yet, she found a fantastic support system among many “special needs moms” and families, and has positioned herself as a bilingual resource for these families that have become “part of her village.”

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Laurita Tellado

Writer, Blogger, Influencer, Founder & President, The Laurita Spina Bifida Project
Laura “Laurita” Tellado was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. An only child, she was three years old when her parents decided to move the family to Orlando, Florida, where she has resided ever since. Tellado is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger, and the founder of Holdin' Out for a Hero and Espresso con Leche blogs, as well as the Founder and President of The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, a non-profit whose mission it so promote... Read More →

Saturday September 15, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Creativity Room Orlando Science Center

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