Loren's Badass Chick: Courtney Young

Survivor, advocate & breast cancer warrior.

June 7, 2019
Loren's Badass Chick

Courtney Young
 

Courtney Young
Credit: Aimee Chaves

 

This week's Badass Chick is Courtney Young of Worcester, an advocate for sexual assault survivors and current breast cancer warrior. 

 

I received the sweetest email about Courtney from her friend Aimee and I couldn't resist learning all about her! Courtney is a pretty special person. She loves adventure and travel, and has actually traveled to six different continents all on her own. For a period of 10 months in her life, she lived in Africa as a volunteer teacher and when she's home here in Massachusetts, Courtney spends her days working at a rape crisis center and volunteering her time at a college as an advocate for sexual assault survivors. She chose that line of work because she herself is a survivor. 

 

Courtney has an amazing, open-minded attitude that's pretty inspiring. She has coped with her own past traumas by not only assisting other survivors, but by sharing her story by writing a memoir-based trilogy about her life and nine pieces of poetry as well. Courtney was diagnosed this year with breast cancer and is currently fighting the battle courageously and openly on her Instagram, @courtneyelizabethyoung. Plus, she traveled to two different countries while battling the disease. 

 

Through Courtney's efforts and willingness to be open about her past and present, she's pushing forward to create a world where both men and women feel more safe and inspired to fight their battles -- and I love that! 

 

 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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