I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown

Review: I'm sure that I've mentioned that I've been a fan of Brene Brown for YEARS now. Yeah, it was in the Femme Friday that I dedicate to her here. I'd been on hold and looking forward to this for a while. If you're unfamiliar with her work, here's an excerpt from the back cover... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

 Shame hates it when we reach out and tell our story. It hates having words wrapped around it—it can’t survive being shared. Shame loves secrecy. The most dangerous thing to do after a shaming experience is hide or bury our story. When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes. I remember saying out loud: “I... Continue Reading →

Suggested Reading for New Intersectional Feminists

After spending some time with a fellow feminist friend of mine, I realized that I needed to put together a beginners list. Okay, she asked for one and I wanted it to share it with everyone. This is not a comprehensive list, but it's as intersectional as I can provide. There is a serious lack... Continue Reading →

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

  This book came to me just when I needed it. There's a lot about story telling and about the stories we make up in our heads about a situation before (or instead of) finding the real truth. I appreciated the in-depth look at that part of our interactions. I especially loved the use of a... Continue Reading →

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Review: The work of Brene Brown has been inspiring me since I first listened to her TEDtalks. I read Daring Greatly back in December and loved it too. Suffice it to say, that I knew I was in for good things when I opened this book and I was not disappointed. In The Gifts of Imperfection, Dr. Brown... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

 First, when we shame and blame, it moves the focus from the original behavior in question to our own behavior.       I had to use this quote today. Shaming isn't the right answer to anything. It seems to only serve to make the person doing it feel like they have some power over... Continue Reading →

Femme Friday – Brene Brown and shame and vulnerability

I first heard of Brene Brown when I discovered TED. I know it's been around a while but it really hit my radar in 2012 and I can't even tell you how many talks I've listened to now. Brown's talks are The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame. They've appeared on several Must-See lists... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

“I’m with you. In the arena. And when we fail, we’ll fail together, while daring greatly.” We simply can’t learn to be more vulnerable and courageous on our own. Sometimes our first and greatest dare is asking for support. I'm taking a little reading break but didn't get a chance to share quotes from this... Continue Reading →

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown

As we've discussed previously, a book doesn't have to be labelled as feminist for it to be relevant to the feminist cause. This is one of those books. I'd been meaning to read it for a long time and am glad that I finally got a chance to.The fact is that it has content that... Continue Reading →

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