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Sharon Malone: Grown Woman Talk (Book Talk)

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for a book talk with Dr. Sharon Malone, who will speak about her new book, Grown Woman Talk: Your Guide to Getting and Staying Healthy, at New Dominion Bookshop. This event will be moderated by The Women’s Initiative and will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: A practical guide to aging and health for women who have felt ignored or marginalized by the medical profession, from a leading Ob/Gyn and expert on menopausal and post-reproductive health.

The medical system today is increasingly complicated and impersonal, and unfortunately, it is not going to be less so in the future. The rules of engagement have changed in medicine, but no one has bothered to inform patients. Much is written about Black women and women of color, be it our increased cancer risk, our alarming obesity statistics, or our disproportionate risk of cardiovascular diseases, but very little is written for us, and a diagnosis from Dr. Internet doesn’t cut it. Talk about being sick? Dr. Sharon Malone is sick of that.

Grown Woman Talk is for all women who have often not been seen or heard. For more than three decades as a practicing Ob/Gyn in the nation’s capital and now as chief medical officer of Alloy Women’s Health, Dr. Malone has served women across the city all the way to the upper echelons of power. In this book, she gives us the nudge we all need to become effective and efficient advocates in getting the care we deserve. Part medical memoir of the Malone family experience tracing from the Jim Crow South to the highest corridors of power in Washington, part relatable clinical scenarios of women from all walks of life and experiences, and part practical medical and logistical advice, this book is a reliable and easy-to-understand resource. In addition to information on ailments like fibroids, cancer, heart disease, and perimenopause, it also helps us navigate the medical establishment of today with advice on how to choose a doctor, why our family’s health history matters, and how to decide among treatments. Combining emerging practices with the latest research, the book addresses many women’s greatest gap, the one between what they believe and what is actually true.

With a combination of medical expertise, up-to-date science, and lived experience, Grown Woman Talk addresses the most common conditions women over forty deal with. And it helps women, especially Black women, identify the power they have and how to use it to chart a path to improve their health outcomes and thrive.

About the Author: Dr. Sharon Malone is the chief medical advisor of Alloy Women’s Health and practiced more than thirty years as an Ob/Gyn in the nation’s capital, with a focus on the specific health challenges associated with menopause. She lives in Washington, DC.


June 15
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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404 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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