Online Event: Social Justice Power Hour: Anushay Hossain
Monday, November 1, 2021 – 7:00PM to 8:00PM
When Anushay Hossain became pregnant in the United States, she was relieved, believing she had access to the best medicine in the world. After growing up in Bangladesh in the 1980s, where the concept of women’s healthcare barely existed, she thought she was in safe hands. Unfortunately, she couldn’t have been more wrong. Her traumatic experience drove her to explore how the American healthcare system is letting women~ especially women of color~ die in “THE PAIN GAP: How Sexism & Racism in Healthcare Kill Women.”
Anushay spent her childhood in South Asia, surrounded by staggering maternal mortality rates, which inspired her to lobby for global health legislation on Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, she almost became a statistic herself~ Things started to go awry from the minute she stepped in the hospital. After thirty hours of labor (two of which she spent pushing), the epidural slipped. Her pain was so severe that she ran a fever of 104 degrees, & she shook & trembled uncontrollably, until the doctors finally performed an emergency C-section.
Following in the footsteps of feminist manifestos such as “The Feminine Mystique” & “Rage Becomes Her”, THE PAIN GAP is an eye-opening & stirring call to arms that encourages women to flip their “hysteria complex” on its head & use it to revolutionize women’s healthcare. Meticulously researched & deeply reported, this book explores real women’s traumatic experiences with America’s healthcare system~ & empowers everyone to use their experiences to bring about the healthcare revolution women need.
Anushay is a writer & a feminist policy analyst focusing on women’s health legislation. She is a regular on-air guest at CNN, MSNBC, & PBS, & her writing on politics, gender, & race has been published in USA Today, Forbes, CNN.com, The Daily Beast, & Medium.
Join Anushay & our own BRCSJ Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber in virtual community-buildin’ conversation that promises to be an extraordinarily meaningful moment indeed.
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