Yvonne Pierre, award-winning author, movie producer and talk show host, is one of the world's greatest contemporary vocal advocates on the subject of Down Syndrome. For Yvonne, a loving mother of two sons, compassionate advocacy started when her younger son, Zyon, was diagnosed with Down syndrome after birth.Yvonne began advocating through various projects in 2005, and continues her tireless efforts to uplift and inspire, as well as advocate through projects for the special needs community. Her book, “The Day My Soul Cried," was released in 2010 and is available on Amazon. She has also written, produced and directed the stage play “Then You Stand," that played at the 14th Street Playhouse in 2012. “Then You Stand” is a story about a woman who learnt her unborn baby has Down syndrome. Also, in 2012 she penned the award-winning short film, “Never Alone”. Yvonne hosted and produced her own syndicated talk show, “The Yvonne Pierre Show” that was launched in 2007.