On Tuesday 14th March award-winning health journalist Sarah Graham will be at The Railway Inn, Winchester delivering an empowering manifesto for change in women’s healthcare in her inclusive, pro-NHS, pro-choice discussion – Rebel Bodies, in the latest Wire Wool event.
Women make up 51% of the population and are the biggest users of healthcare services. But research shows there are massive gender differences in men and women’s healthcare. Women’s pain is disbelieved. Women are misdiagnosed. They are not trusted to make informed choices about their own bodies. It’s time for change.
Sarah Graham is an award-winning health journalist and founder of the Hysterical Women blog, specialising in mental health, women’s health, feminism and gender. She has written for the Guardian, New Statesman, i newspaper, Grazia, and the Telegraph. She was a finalist in the 2020 Medical Journalists’ Association Awards.
In this talk Sarah Graham presents an inclusive and empowering manifesto for change in women’s healthcare. Together the audience will explore the systemic and deep rooted sexism within medicine, and learn actionable ways to advocate for themselves and others and get the diagnosis and treatment they need. Sarah will introduce those who are standing up and fighting back now, and find out what it will take to bridge the gender health gap.
She says “You’re not alone, you’re not going mad, we believe you.”
Doors open at 6.45am for a 7pm start. The event will be upstairs at The Railway Inn, Winchester. It will feature a 45min talk, followed by opportunity for audience questions. This event is a donation point for The Homeless Period. Raffle proceeds go to START.
Wire Wool Events was created in 2017 by Amy Juliet Brown to bring notable authors, thinkers and speakers to Hampshire, with a view of getting women’s voices heard. www.wirewoolevents.com
- Picture by Polly Thomas.
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