Live Stream with S. Mayumi "Umi" Grigsby - EmpowHered Health

A Person and In-Depth Look into American Healthcare; A Health Book Talk

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Tattered Cover welcomes author S. Mayumi "Umi" Grigsby on Monday February 8th at 5pm MT to discuss her new book, EmpowHERed Health: Reforming a Dismissive Health Care System, which can be purchased below.

EmpowHERed Health: Reforming a Dismissive Health Care System by S. Mayumi "Umi" Grigsby - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY

When experiencing health issues, going to the doctor should make you feel better. What happens when it makes you feel worse? In EmpowHERed Health: Reforming a Dismissive Health Care System, author S. Mayumi "Umi" Grigsby discusses the potential link between negative interactions with health professionals and health inequity with a focus on Black women in the US.

Spurred by her own experience with doctors who, for years, dismissed her pain, Grigsby was finally vindicated by a doctor who was a woman of color. Confirming her suspicion with a diagnosis of a shocking number of uterine fibroids, Grigsby wondered if other women were being treated similarly. Following interviews with numerous women, she was horrified to discover her mistrust was justified. Grigsby shares her story as well as theirs in the hope of helping others navigate through a health care system that seems to shrug them off.

S. Mayumi “Umi” Grigsby is an attorney with a long history of advocating for policies that empower marginalized communities. Bilingual in French and English, she holds a bachelor’s degree in French and government from Georgetown University and graduated from Northeastern University’s School of Law with a concentration in international law and human rights. She currently works in policy in the city of Chicago and sits on the boards of Between Friends and GirlForward. After she experienced dismissive treatment while seeking answers for a mysterious and ongoing health issue, Grigsby decided to expand her advocacy by addressing disparities in the US health care system in her first book EmpowHERed Health: Reforming a Dismissive Health Care System. Learn more here:


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Monday, February 8, 2021 - 5:00pm
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EmpowHERed Health: Reforming a Dismissive Health Care System Cover Image
ISBN: 9781636766263
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: New Degree Press - November 30th, 2020
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