Just because I can’t talk, doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say.

This powerful session features a keynote and vocal performance that will inspire you to look at life through the lens of hope and possibilities. Presented by Holly and Eileen Forlenza, you will hear an amazing story of two women dedicated to giving voice the the voiceless.

Holly, age 25, has pushed beyond the limits of intellectual disabilities to become an author, songwriter, small business owner, and to sharing her non-verbal message of love and perseverance. Eileen has been a motivational speaker/vocalist for over 20 years and together with her daughter Holly has been a powerful advocate at the local, state and national levels. Using supportive communication, Holly will share her wisdom and insight about life as a non-verbal woman breaking her silence to promote full acceptance, respect and systems change.

For booking information and fees…


Press Kit

A Keynote You Won’t Forget (PDF)
Tips for the Audience (PDF)
Holly and Eileen Forlenza Bios (PDF)

Past Speaking Events Include:

Vanderbilt University – College of Nursing – January 2019

Chamber of Commerce Highlands Ranch Annual “High Tea & Handbags” event – September 2018

Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois – October 2017

CampExperience – Women’s Conference and Retreat – September 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018

Women Creating Our Futures – Women’s Conference – January 2016, 2017


Additional Appearances/Credits:

ARC Arapahoe County – model for truck wrap campaign