Awakening The Hero Inside
An invisible illness stripped Silvia of her career, social circles and independence, challenging her to rebuild her best life possible. Silvia intimately shares how she overcame her most crushing decade, after enduring twenty-five years of gaslighting and misdiagnoses. By practicing five insightful and universal lifelines to conquer life's tragedies, she motivates and inspires her audience to awaken the hero inside. Silvia also shares taboo truths of living inside the female body in a patriarchal society, a history of reproductive healthcare to our current reality, from the patient's experience, and an unfiltered Q&A.
All lectures are based on personal experience and extensive research.
Email: Silviasyoung@gmail.com for more information.
"I read Silvia's book right when I was connecting the dots in my own struggle to understand my diagnosis and my ridiculously long diagnosis delay of 22 years (lots of gaslighting). I read every book I could find on endometriosis but I wanted to hear the real struggles. Thank you for sharing the raw truth of how difficult an endo diagnosis journey is, and how we need to change that. Thank you too for making me feel less alone, as well as inspired."
Kate, Amazon Review
" 'When I was eleven I had a secret, my insides were trying to kill me...'
Writer, activist, and stage 4 endometriosis and infertility survivor Silvia Young wrote a play based on her experiences, and let us tell you, it's POWERFUL. Endometriosis, first recognized during Socrates, affects 1in10 girls and women. GASLIT sheds light on social injustice and challenges the audience to champion policy to end the systemic gender abuses. Proud to be working with Silvia to bring GASLIT to our campus chapters."
"Endometriosis has taken so much from so many of us. But this disease has given us extraordinary women who push the community forward. From the ashes of heartbreak and pain have risen women like Silvia Young who fights for us everyday, through the hurt and barriers, to ensure the next generation is heard on their very first appointment."