You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience

by Tarana Burke

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You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience

by Tarana Burke


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  • Shame Resilience

    Black shame resilience empowers Black people to live their lives freely, enjoying experiences that are life-affirming and self-affirming. Even in oppressively anti-Black spaces, Black shame resilience grants the opportunity to share on their own terms. In a society where Blackness is often viewed as

  • Religion Can Hinder or Heal

    What if church was a welcoming place for everyone — regardless of gender, sexuality, or race? What if instead of pounding the Bible, pastors used their words as tools to fight racism and sexism? Lewis-Giggetts is the founder of Unlimited Freedom - a community space where anyone can go for healing.

  • Unequal Medical Care

    If you've ever tried looking for mental health resources, you know the process can be exhausting. Most of them are hard to access, and some can be downright unhelpful, especially if that help is coming from someone who doesn't look or talk like you. It's why it's so important to do things that help

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