You are your best thing : vulnerability, shame resilience, and the Black experience -- an anthology
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New York : Random House, [2021].
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Book
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First edition.
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9780593243626, 0593243625
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xxiii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Burleson Public Library - Nonfiction
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English
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"It started as a text between two friends. Tarana Burke, founder of the 'me too' movement, texted researcher and writer, Brené Brown, to see if she was free to jump on a call. Brené assumed that Tarana wanted to talk about wallpaper. They had been trading home decorating inspiration boards in their last text conversation so Brené started scrolling to find her latest Pinterest pictures when the phone rang. But it was immediately clear to Brené that the conversation wasn't going to be about wallpaper. Tarana's hello was serious and she hesitated for a bit before saying, "Brené, you know your work affected me so deeply. It's been a huge gift in my life. 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." Brené 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 country where you're not physically or emotionally safe?" Long pause. "That's why I'm calling," said Tarana. "What do you think about a working together on a book about the Black experience with vulnerability and shame resilience?" There was no hesitation. Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing (and contribute their own introductions to the work). Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life"--,Provided by publisher.
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This stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing present a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life. They allow readers to recognize and process the trauma of sexual assault, and white supremacy and sexual assault, in order to work toward healing. Through lived experiences, we can work to dismantle oppressive systems-- of all types-- in this country. -- adapted from jacket and Introduction.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Burke, T., & Brown, B. (2021). You are your best thing: vulnerability, shame resilience, and the Black experience -- an anthology (First edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Burke, Tarana and Brené, Brown. 2021. You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience -- an Anthology. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Burke, Tarana and Brené, Brown. You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience -- an Anthology New York: Random House, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Burke, Tarana,, and Brené Brown. You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience -- an Anthology First edition., Random House, 2021.

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