Brene Brown, research professor at the University of Houston, has spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. She is the author of five #1 New York Times best sellers.

Brown collected thousands of stories and pieces of data over 6 years of research to look at the importance of love and belonging. She especially undertook “worthiness” interviews to understand what people had in common. She believes that you have to walk through vulnerability to get to courage therefore … embrace the suck.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.