Brené Brown

Cassandra Brené Brown, PhD, is an American author, public speaker, researcher, and social worker. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers on these subjects.


The Power of Vulnerability | Brené Brown

Vulnerability is the key to human connection.

Atlas of the Heart

In her latest book, five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we hear.

How to Listen to Pain

Why do we feel shame and how does shame change us?

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable.


Listening to Shame | Brené Brown

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars.

Challenging the Anti-Shame Zeitgeist

Despite a culture organizing to oppose shaming, it remains inevitable. But it doesn't have to ruin lives.

We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection.


Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t the Ones Who Count

Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.”

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

Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience.


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