- You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience -
You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
Tarana Burke and Brené Brown invited some of the most influential Black writers and cultural figures in the United States to discuss vulnerability, shame resilience, and the Black experience. What emerged is a stunning collection of essays that explore the trauma of white supremacy and the beauty and fullness of Black humanity and Black possibility.
Introduction to You Are Your Best Thing: A Conversation
Brené Brown: We could start the story of this book when you texted me to ask if we could talk, and I thought you wanted to continue our ongoing conversation about wallpaper and landscaping—but what came before that? When did the idea for this book come to you?
Born in Nigeria, Toyin Ojih Odutola creates multimedia drawings on various surfaces. Themes in her work have explored the malleability of identity, meaning, and power through portraiture and story-telling. She is based in New York.