To me, FemTruth means I represent my experience without needing validation from a patriarchal society. I find when I share my story, others say "Me too" I honor the FemTruth in you, simply stated, "I believe you" Silvia, Founder, FemTruth, TM, copyright 2017 All Rights Reserved. Join the FemTruth Movement to end gender discrimination in education, medicine and policy.
Awakening The Hero Inside
An invisible illness stripped Silvia of her career, social circles and independence, challenging her to rebuild her best life possible. Through various storytelling mediums, Silvia intimately shares how she overcame her most crushing decade, after enduring twenty-five years of medical gaslighting and misdiagnoses. She also shares her platform to elevate other's stories to provide testimony to the societal epidemic of gender bias and its collateral damage. In her speaking engagements, Silvia shares her five insightful and universal lifeline practices to conquer life's tragedies. She motivates and inspires her audience to awaken the hero inside.
My FemTruth by Silvia Young A personal and inspiring memoir shedding light on overcoming adversity through female empowerment, perserverance and creative rebellion. From bedridden to advocacy, and the crazy train in between, this memoir introduces the reader to the extraordinary discovery of chronic illness, specifically endometriosis, the systemic oppression in women's health, and Silvia's relentless quest for social justice.
"When I was eleven I had a secret, my insides were trying to kill me..." "Silvia Young's play is POWERFUL! Endometriosis, first recognized during Socrates, disables 1in10. GASLIT sheds light on social injustice and challenges the audience to champion policy to end the gender abuses. Proud to be bring this play to our chapters." Eudora, Period.org
GASLIT, Three-Act Play, A FemTruth Production, is an advocacy play available to campuses and communities internationally. Ninety minutes, no costumes, sets, or rehearsals needed, just an audience ready to receive.
Menstrual Equity and Intersectionality
Founder of the Menstrual Equity Coalition of California, and FemTruth (TM), an advocacy platform for all endometriosis patient voices, Silvia's work has led her to be quoted, photographed and interviewed on matters of social justice, women's health and intersectional rights. In 2018 Young was the honored SpotLight Speaker for the CA National Organization for Women, and recognized as a Gender Equity Award 2018 nominee. Young has also been nominated for the Patient Leader WEGO Health Awards in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 policy successes like AB31 took shape, and she was invited to participate in the 2019/2020 NorCal Grassroots Leadership Summit, a California coalition of leadership training and national mobilizing. Young is a guest speaker at California college campuses, and works behind-the-scenes on political campaigns from messaging to branding, and all PR related communications strategies.