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Yvonne Pierre is a devoted mom of two boys, ages 17 and 8. Before becoming a mother, Yvonne always had a passion for developing works in the entertainment industry – film, books, and projects – that empower others. After her youngest son was born and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, she redirected her attention and primary efforts toward the special needs community. She is in the process of developing new projects that will empower the special needs community here and abroad. Yvonne is the founder of Have Ya Heard (HYH), an online community and e-magazine whose primary focus is to highlights the accomplishments of those with special needs. She is the founder of a publishing company, Zyonair’s Unlimited, LLC named after her two sons.
Yvonne holds two associate degrees in Accounting and Business Management, a BSBA in Marketing, and currently working on her Executive MBA.
In addition, Yvonne is also a radio personality on her own show – The Yvonne Pierre Show – hosted on BlogTalkRadio. It’s an on-demand talk radio show dedicated to informing and inspiring listeners on topics ranging from self-improvement to parenting a special needs child.
Yvonne Pierre is a momtrepreneur, postgraduate student, advocate, on-air personality, and now author of The Day My Soul Cried. Yvonne currently resides in Metro Atlanta with Steffan, her significant other of 11-years and two sons, Zyair and Zyon.
Yvonne Pierre’s journey from the depths of despair to an awakening of soul and spirit, has been a long and difficult one.
From sexual abuse, excessive drinking, failing in school, having a child while still a teenager, unable to get a job, having a second child with Down syndrome, gaining excessive weight and allowing herself to no longer care about how she looked – the painful pattern of all types of abuse seemed endless. Until one day, when Yvonne’s soul cried. She began to see that how she perceived her life and the attitudes she had, were crippling her as much as all her bad habits and the ugly things that happened to her. The realization that through forgiveness of others and most importantly, herself, would prove to be her path to new confidence, new attitude, a joy and love of life and God, and a profound hope that by sharing her story, others may find the courage and strength to do what Yvonne has done.
"I just finished reading Yvonne Pierre’s wonderfully inspiring book 'The Day My Soul Cried' last night. A moving tale of a woman’s inner strength and courage to rise above all odds stacked against her. I found myself thinking of the women in my life, knowing each of them will be given wings, by reading Yvonne’s story."
Jo Latino, author “Death of a Drama Queen” "Yvonne's engaging life stories and perspectives will take you on an emotional and spiritual journey. The Day my Soul Cried is touching, challenging and thought-provoking.
Maya Angelou said "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." Yvonne Pierre shares the changes she went through to achieve her goals. This inspirational journey is a valuable tool and will challenge readers to reclaim their dreams."
Glenifer, host of "Extraordinary People" on Channel 24 Atlanta
"Over the years, I have initiated the reading of numerous books that fall into the category of what is known as Memoirs, and generally never complete them. This one I did complete, and in one sitting. I was immediately captivated by it, and then overwhelmed by memories of my own idyllic beginnings -- carefree innocence, the very essence of ebullience. Lamentably, this euphoria was brief, as I then found myself engrossed in the authoress's harrowing experiences as a child and young adult. She conveys the intense anguish and confusion that was felt by the little girl of her past extremely well. As I was led through the writer's pilgrimage I was powerfully inundated with feelings and emotions of both joy and misery; The Day My Soul Cried is not an evanescent read, it will stay with you. By its conclusion, I was satisfied in the idea that Yvonne Pierre had reached her destination. I think anyone could relate to and appreciate this piquant account of life; as it seems the multitudinous sorrows and pitfalls that are inescapable in this world, may only be nullified by overcoming them. This book is a shining example of aspiration and determination. Congratulations on a stirring recountal."
Professor Diogenes Vindex, author of 'So it Was Written'
"Yvonne Pierre's "The Day my Soul Cried" takes the reader on a journey through some very emotional waters. The raw feelings experienced by Yvonne are something that are hard for some people to imagine, but she explains it in a way that makes you feel like you were there. This book is certainly an uplifting read for anyone who has ever felt like they were at the bottom."
Charity Cason, author of "How Moms are Making Money Selling on eBay"
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