Loretta Morman, a graduate of Michigan State University (B.A. in Psychology) and University of Chicago (M.A. in Social Service Administration), Loretta has definitely prepared herself educationally to gain the proper training in an effort to fulfill what she believes she’s been called to do – serving her community.
Loretta is an advocate for young girls in gaining a healthy and wholesome sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Due to her passion for young girls, Loretta teaches various etiquette and self-esteem classes.
Loretta’s passion for the performing arts and love for youth have been the leading factors in her desire to become an entrepreneur. Life Beyond the Norm LLC (LBN), is an all-encompassing organization that serves as a platform to motivate youth to live beyond the boundaries of their cultures and exceed the limits of their environment.
Loretta states, “God gave me the vision to start a company with that very mission – to inspire youth to live beyond the norm. By providing various services such as individual counseling, etiquette classes, one-on-one life coaching and performing arts camps, LBN serves as a beacon of hope to all youth in understanding who they are and embracing their ‘calling.’”
Loretta has had a wide range of theatrical experience and is best known for her work in various productions such as, “Angels on Assignment” (Director, 2012) and the feature film “Dreams” (Lions Gate, 2013) starring: Tommy Ford, Terri J. Vaughn and Mel Jackson, to name a few.
She’s been trained by a few of the best in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit, in addition to being under the guidance of well-renowned Actress, Robin Givens. Loretta’s most recent theatrical performance, “The Cross and the Light,” took place in her hometown Detroit at the Music Hall.
Loretta gives credit to her first grade teacher, Mrs. Phillips, who told Loretta’s mother that she was “made for the stage.” “It was that statement that peeked my interest in acting,” says Loretta. All it takes is that one teacher or mentor to give you the confidence which makes people soar and sets a positive tone for their future.
Currently, Loretta is preparing for the launch (fall 2014) of her first book, “Hello, My Name is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.” – specifically written for adolescent girls of color. In this book, Loretta shares her insight on how to overcome misconceptions many girls of color have about themselves.
Loretta’s next performance is slated for Mother’s Day weekend in a play called “Saints and Sinners,” at the Whiting Theatre in Flint, MI.
S.T.A.R. Foundation identifies Ms. Loretta Morman as a true “Woman of Power.” We support her in all that she does!