Marvelyn Brown, a 30-year-old native Tennessean, learned she was HIV-positive at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda with her compelling personal story. Ms. Brown has spoken at hundreds of colleges, universities, churches and conferences worldwide. Her autobiography, The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive, was published by Amistad/HarperCollins in 2008.
Some television highlights include The Oprah Show and CNN’s Black in America.
She is currently the CEO and an Independent HIV Consultant for, Marvelous Connections, which she founded in 2006. Brown now has an online boutique called, MARVSPIRATIONAL, with some of her own inspirational quotes, and she is a proud ambassador for the Greater Than AIDS Campaign.
In addition to being a motivational speaker, advocate, author and a CEO, Brown is also an avid fan of Simply Lemonade, Second Skin Jeans by 7 for all mankind and has a slight addiction to sour patch kids.
She resides in New York City, NY.
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