Hybrid: The Transformation of a Cross-Cultural People Pleaser (Paperback)
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Ever wonder...who am I? So did Lois. At age nine, her third grade teacher assumed she meant Indiana when Lois said she was born in India during a class assignment on U.S. geography. Rather than argue Lois agreed, sparking the first of many made up stories to come in her quest for belonging. It really was much easier. After all her Armenian father born in Cyprus was working as a missionary in India when he met her Danish mother born in Denmark who was teaching at a boarding school. Who would believe her? Raised in a clash of cultures, Lois grows up trying to be like everyone around her. Initially motivated by fear she progresses to people pleasing that creeps into control, until her life unravels. When she finally embraces her hybrid history, her faith and the power of honesty, Lois is free to answer what had often been a loaded question with a liberating sense of pride. Her emotional journey of self discovery will have you wondering yourself all over again, who am I? Hybrid: the transformation of a cross-cultural people pleaser is a self-deprecating and poignant memoir about an Armenian-Danish girl who really did believe the American dream and became an award-winning anchor and reporter on radio and television stations in San Francisco, Denver and Houston.
About the Author
Lois Melkonian is an author and speaker on the heels of a career as an award winning broadcast journalist reporting and anchoring on radio and television in Denver, San Francisco and Houston. People and their stories are her passion. She believes that every story matters and she speaks and blogs about how telling yours changes everything on www.angelswithshoes.com Lois lives with her husband and their blended family in Denver, Colorado where she loves to cycle, write, cook, garden and play.