Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging
Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders—Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others—share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty.
Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard-won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well-known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity.
Now, off the stage and on the pages of Hungry Hearts, sixteen of these beloved speakers offer moving, inspiring, deeply personal essays as a reminder that we can heal from grief and that divisions can be repaired. Bozoma Saint John opens herself up to love after loss; Cameron Esposito confronts the limits of self-reliance in the wake of divorce; Ashley C. Ford learns to trust herself for the first time. A heartfelt anthology of transformation, self-discovery, and courage that also includes essays by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Amena Brown, Austin Channing Brown, Natalie Guerrero, Sue Monk Kidd, Connie Lim (MILCK), Nkosingiphile Mabaso, Jillian Mercado, Priya Parker, Geena Rocero, Michael Trotter and Tanya-Blount Trotter of The War and Treaty, and Maysoon Zayid, Hungry Hearts shows how reconnecting with our own burning, undeniable intuition points us toward our unique purpose and the communities where we most belong.
Audiobook Table of Contents:
Introduction by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, read by the author
"Women on the Loose" by Sue Monk Kidd, read by Cassandra Campbell
"Reaching for Ambition" by Austin Channing Brown, read by Nicole Lewis
"Making Room" by Ashley C. Ford, read by Shayna Small
"The Freedom of Me" by Tanya Blount-Trotter, read by the author
"Period Playlist" by Amena Brown, read by the author
"On the Horrors of Fitting In" by Cameron Esposito, read by the author
"The View" by Michael Trotter, Jr., read by the author
"That Traveling Heat" by Connie Lim (MILCK), read by the author
"Flying Free" by Jillian Mercado, read by Frankie Corzo
"My Funny Valentine" by Maysoon Zayid, read by the author
"Wake Up, Love" by Bozoma Saint John, read by the author
"Lucy, Full Of Life" by Geena Rocero, read by the author
"Choosing Love" by Nkosingiphile Mabaso, read by the author
"When Sisterhood Ends" by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, read by the author
"The Wisdom of a Group and the Wisdom of the Self" by Priya Parker, read by Soneela Nankani
"On Silence" by Natalie Guerrero, read by the author
Epilogue by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, read by the author
About the Contributors read by Frankie Corzo