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Author Austin Channing Brown shares with us about her new book, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, and life of work as a black woman in predominantly white ministries and spaces. The discussion touches on topics from writing to anger, creativity, expression, parenthood and more.
Austin is a freelance writer and speaker with a particular focus on black womanhood and faith. She is working on her first book to be released in May 2018. Her writing can be found in Sojourners Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Mutuality Magazine, and other places around the web. She also wrote a column called Wild Hope for Today's Christian Woman which is still accessible to readers. Passionate about racial justice and reconciliation, Austin travels the country preaching and teaching about the ways this work intersects with Christian faith.
Austin attended North Park University where she earned a degree in business management. She also has a masters degree in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI. Since earning her masters, Austin has worked with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries, and universities in both the urban and suburban context for the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation. Most recently she served as a Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison at Calvin College. There she was able to work with and learn from millennials for three years as they navigated college life. Austin misses living in Chicago, IL but is making Grand Rapids home. She is married to her best friend, Tommie, and adores her infant son and little puppy.
Don’t hesitate and get Austin’s book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness right now, you won’t regret it!
Also, check out Austin’s blog.
From Our Conversation w/ Author Austin Channing Brown
- James Baldwin (American novelist and social critic)
- Audre Lorde (American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist)
- James H. Cone (American theologian)
- Cornel West (American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual)
- Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates (American author, journalist, comic book writer, and educator)
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Lecrae (American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor)
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- John Coltrane (American jazz saxophonist and composer)
- Michael Jackson (American singer, songwriter, and dancer)
- Jen Hatmaker (American Christian author, speaker, blogger, and television presenter)
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