Sil Lai Abrams
Sil Lai Abrams is a National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) award-winning New York City based writer, inspirational speaker, and domestic violence awareness activist. Her passionate belief in the transformative power of greater self-awareness and personal accountability is the motivating force behind her work to inspire others to create empowered lives, healthier relationships and end violence against women. Sil Lai is the founder of Truth In Reality, a media advocacy organization committed to changing the way that women of color and violence are portrayed in the media. Through digital advocacy, public awareness campaigns and educational programs she aims to change society’s acceptance of relational violence and ultimately reduce its incidence in the Black community.
Sil Lai has provided commentary on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, FOX, BET, Court TV, and TruTV on relationships, sexual violence, media representation, and domestic violence, and been featured in national magazines such as Modern Woman, Oprah, Redbook, EBONY, Black Enterprise, ESSENCE and Sister 2 Sister. Her inspirational life story and practical spiritually-based advice has helped Sil Lai become a highly sought after public speaker and workshop facilitator, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Medical Association, Harvard University, and Dress for Success being just a few of the distinguished organizations that have used her speaking services. She has also been featured in Pine-Sol's "Powerful Difference" campaign, a national cause marketing effort that celebrates women making a positive difference in their communities.
Sil Lai is an active supporter of organizations that combat domestic violence. In addition to her volunteer work, she has served on the Board of Directors for both Safe Horizon and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.