Iconic Read: Marvelyn Brown- The Naked Truth

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

Marvelyn Brown, a 25-year-old native Tennessean, was diagnosed with HIV at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda with her compelling personal story. Brown has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. She is currently the CEO and an Independent HIV Consultant for, Marvelous Connections. Her humanitarian work earned her a 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding National Public Service Announcement. Brown’s autobiography, The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive, was published by Amistad/HarperCollins in 2008.

Brown has had extensive radio and television experience – some highlights include The Oprah Winfrey Show discussing HIV/AIDS in America and the rising infection rate among women, CNN’s Documentary Black In America hosted by Soledad O’Brien and the rising infection rate among women, America’s Next Top Model, MTV, BET, The CBS Early Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Michael Baisden Show, and The Tyra Banks Show. In addition, she has been featured in Newsweek, U.S. News and Report, Fortune 500, Ebony, Black Beat, Essence, and she appeared on the covers of A&U, POZ and the AVE. She lives in New York, NY.

To purhase a copy of “The Naked Truth, please visit: Amazon

  1. I read this book about a year ago and it was so inspiring. All young women should read this.

  2. I saw her during a tv interview a year ago. I'm putting this on my must read list for the summer.

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