Yak Girl

Dorje Dolman was born in one of the remotest parts of the world…the Dolpo region in North Western Nepal at an elevation of 13,000.

When she was growing up there there were no schools, no medical care and no roads…people would have to travel by foot to reach Kathmandu and that would take a month.

Dorje was the oldest of 11 and 5 of her siblings died. She faced her own significant medical issues which resulted in her coming to the US with an American family to get treatment. Ultimately she graduated from CU Boulder and became an artist and a pre-school teacher.  She writes about her life in a new memoir Yak Girl.


Dorje Dolma will speak about her new memoir Yak Girl, on Wednesday January 17th at 7.30 at the Boulder Bookstore;
on Monday January 29th at 6pm at the Boulder Public Library – Flagstaff Room; on Wednesday January 31st at 5pm at
CU Asian Studies Program-Eaton Humanities, Room 250 on the CU Boulder campus.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Yak Girl will go to fund medical facilities in the Dolpo region of Nepal.