You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
ISBN: 0593243625
EAN13: 9780593243626
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 27, 2021
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - Tarana Burke and Dr. Bren Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience.

Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more

It started as a text between two friends.

Tarana Burke, founder of the 'me too.' Movement, texted researcher and writer Bren Brown to see if she was free to jump on a call. Bren assumed that Tarana wanted to talk about wallpaper. They had been trading home decorating inspiration boards in their last text conversation so Bren started scrolling to find her latest Pinterest pictures when the phone rang.

But it was immediately clear to Bren that the conversation wasn't going to be about wallpaper. Tarana's hello was serious and she hesitated for a bit before saying, Bren , you know your work affected me so deeply, but as a Black woman, I've sometimes had to feel like I have to contort myself to fit into some of your words. The core of it rings so true for me, but the application has been harder.

Bren replied, I'm so glad we're talking about this. It makes sense to me. Especially in terms of vulnerability. How do you take the armor off in a Read More chevron_right

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