Lorna Sianen Pagaduan

About the Author

Lorna Sianen Pagaduan, a registered nurse by profession. Her mum belongs to the Kan-kanaey Tribe of Bontoc Mountain Province, in the Philippines, while her dad is an Ilocano descendant. She is the eldest of six siblings. 


Lorna has struggled to accept that while she was once a hospital nurse, she now works as a Migrant Domestic Worker which society tags as the lowest type of work. 


She uses her own experiences of winning battles, to empower women and inform migrant workers on their rights, benefits and entitlements. 


Nearly deprived of education due to poverty, she’s always hungry for things to learn and lives by the principle of “Success is Sweet if you Sweat for it.” 


Lorna is a Pathfinders Ambassador, President of Filipino Nurses Association Hong Kong since its establishment in 2006, founded her own charity “Lapis at Papel,” and volunteers at various organisations in Hong Kong

Lorna Sianen Pagaduan is the co-author of the book #MyVoice - Journeys of Self-Discovery and Resilience - (Vol-III). Her chapter is "Driving on Rough Roads."

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