Austin Channing Brown is a speaker, writer, and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. She is the author of the bestselling I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness and the executive producer of the web series The Next Question. Her writing and work have been featured by outlets such as On Being, Chicago Tribune, Christianity Today, Sojourners, Shondaland and WNYC. Find out more at austinchanning.com.
Austin Channing Brown introduces herself as a master memoirist. This book will break open hearts and minds - Glennon Doyle Most people say, 'that books has legs;' I measure the impact of a book by how often I throw it across the room. [Austin's book] has serious wings. It broke me open - Brene Brown Powerful . . . Brown calls on readers to live their professed ideals rather than simply state them - Publishers Weekly Takes readers on a journey through the racial divide in a way we've truly never seen before. Powerful, haunting, and absolutely impossible to put down, [Brown's] account of what it's like to grow up black, middle-class, and female in modern America is not to be missed - PopSugar A deeply personal celebration of blackness that simultaneously sheds new light on racial injustice and inequality while offering hope for a better future - Shondaland I have laughed, I have held back tears, I have reflected with joy, hope and hurt while reading. Austin captures perfectly the sentiment of many black people in America. She's not only telling her story, she's telling our story. Austin is a gift to the body and the culture - Lecrae Brown passionately rejects facile reliance on 'hope,' stating that 'in order for me to stay in this work, hope must die' and 'the death of hope gives way to a sadness that heals, to anger that inspires, to a wisdom that empowers me.' An eloquent argument for meaningful reconciliation focused on racial injustice rather than white feeling - Booklist