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Tarana Burke

You Are Your Best Thing

by Tarana Burke

You Are Your Best Thing

Tarana Burke

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You Are Your Best Thing is a collection of essays edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown, which provides insight into trauma and how it affects Black people in contemporary western society.

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You Are Your Best Thing

by Tarana Burke

You Are Your Best Thing

Tarana Burke

Overview

Vulnerability and shame have become increasingly important issues in public discourse since the rise of #MeToo in 2017. The enduring COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and the Black Lives Matter protests have shown us the importance of empathy and interdependence.

To better understand the meaning of vulnerability and shame resilience for the Black community, in the U.S. and beyond, Tarana Burke and Brené Brown have joined forces. Burke is an American activist, author, and founder of the #MeToo Movement, and Brown is an award-winning scholar devoted to exploring the topics of courage, vulnerability, and shame.

In the 2021 book, You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, Burke and Brown have invited a group of Black authors, activists, and academics to write about their personal experiences of vulnerability and shame.

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"We often carry our trauma in similar ways, but the roads that led us to the trauma are all so different. We must pay attention to that road. That road is our humanity."

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