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You are your best thing : vulnerability, shame resilience, and the black experience / edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown.

Burke, Tarana, (editor,, narrator.). Brown, Brené, (editor,, narrator.). Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward), 1965- (narrator.). Turpin, Bahni, (narrator.). Jackson, JD, (narrator.). Lee, L. Morgan, (narrator.).

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville CDB 152.4 YOU (Text) 37323005512366 CD_BOOK Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593451915
  • ISBN: 0593451910
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (6 1/2 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Formatted Contents Note:
Between us: a reckoning with my mother / Jason Reynolds -- This joy I have / Austin Channing Brown -- Dirty business: the messy affair of rejecting shame / Tanya Denise Fields -- My head is a part of my body and other notes on crazy / Kiese Makeba Laymon -- The wisdom of process / Prentis Hemphill -- Love lifted me: subverting shame narratives and legitimizing vulnerability as a mechanism for healing women in the black church / Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts -- Never too much / Marc Lamont Hill -- We are human too: on blackness, vulnerability, disability, and the work ahead / Keah Brown -- What's in a name? / Luvvie Ajayi Jones -- The blues of vulnerability: love and healing black youth / Shawn A. Ginwright -- Filling every page with joy: rewriting trauma and shame / Kaia Naadira -- Honoring our stories, transforming our pain / Deran Young -- Running out of gas / Sonya Renee Taylor -- My journey: vulnerability, rage, and being black in the art world / by Irene Antonia Diane Reece -- Unlearning shame and remembering love / Yolo Akili Robinson -- Hurt people hurt people / Laverne Cox -- Black surrender within the ivory tower / Jessica J. Williams -- Steps to being whole, on your terms / Aiko D. Bethea -- To you: Vulnerable mother, a choreo-essay / Imani Perry -- Where the truth rests / Tarana Burke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the contributors, and Mirron Willis, Bahni Turpin, JD Jackson, and L Morgan Lee ; introduction read by Tarana J. Burke and Brené Brown.
Summary, etc.:
Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss vulnerability and shame resilience.
Subject: Shame.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Vulnerability (Personality trait)
Blacks > Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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