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Daring Greatly At Red River: A Short Introduction to Brene Brown

October 17, 2017

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”-Brene Brown

In June 2010, a Texas researcher took the stage at TEDx Houston to deliver a talk about vulnerability, an abstract concept with huge applications as well as implications. The talk that gave Brene Brown a ‘vulnerability hangover’ at first, now numbers over thirty million views in addition to her bestselling books, the latest Braving The Wilderness explores the sticky concept of belonging in an increasingly divisive world.

From its beginnings as hours of qualitative research, with each response meticulously coded to find connections, her findings apply to the world of business, education, police, and military. Red River College Library is pleased to add her work to our collection, to help students ‘dare greatly’ in the arena of their chosen career.


Gifts of Imperfection [electronic resource]: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are

I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
Call Number: HQ 1206 .B765 2007

Daring Greatly: How The Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Call Number: BF 575 .A85 B76 2015

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution
Call Number: BF 637 .S4 B8118 2017


Articles from Library Databases 

Below are some articles about/by Brene Brown in APA format, with hyperlinked titles requiring a login for access. Not sure how to do it? Library staff would happily lend you assistance.

BROWN B. The Unreliable NarratorO, The Oprah Magazine [serial online]. September 2015;:114. Available from: MasterFILE Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed October 17, 2017.

NAASEL, K. R. (2015). Wallow in your failureFast Company, (198), 32.

Brown, B. (2016). Brené Brown Encourages Educators to Normalize the Discomfort of Learning and Reframe Failure as LearningAbout Campus20(6), 3. doi:10.1002/abc.21224

Ted Talks

Her speaker profile also includes an excellent Q & A plus a link to her website and more. Her talks can also show English subtitles for the hearing impaired or in a selection of other languages.