May 8, 2016
Ep. 64: Lorie Tensen is an author. She's also "bionic." It's not hard to see why. Having been dealt a number of challenges in life, she's rebuilt herself stronger than ever before.
She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 7, 1966. The result of an affair between a married, Black detective and a foreigner: a woman from Honduras. Seven months later, she was adopted into a White, Dutch family and raised in a small, farming community two hours west of the Twin Cities.
At the age of 12, Lorie suffered a terrible accident, resulting in the loss of her right hand and lower arm. This led to years of grappling with her own self-image and self-esteem.
Later in life, she struggled through college, where her racial background set her apart. Then, she was a single mom working hard to make ends meet. She later married, but the marriage ended in divorce, and Lorie found herself struggling again.
But, by focusing on her passion, on raising her kids, and on her goal of giving back, she found herself on the right career path. Hers in an inspirational story, and you can read about it in her memoir: "Taking My Hand Out of My Pocket" available here: http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Hand-Out-My-Pocket/dp/0692266054
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