Austin Channing Brown is a leading voice on racial justice, and author of Im Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Her workshops are one of a kind, infused with justice, pop culture, humor, and truth-telling. Whether she is being interviewed, lecturing, or leading a workshop, Austin is sure to evoke a full range of emotions as she invites you to celebrate blackness with her.
Her first book released in May 2018, shot to the top 20 of Amazon's bestsellers list. For months it has continued to sit in the top 20 in “Christian Social Issues” and “Memoirs of Social Activists”. IM STILL HERE has received acclaim from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist- even Chelsea Clinton and Brene Brown have tweeted about this memoir. IM STILL HERE has been featured in Religion News Service, On Being, The Chicago Trib, Shondaland, Popsugar, Relevant, BitchMedia, WNYC and more.
Austin is also Co-Creator and Executive Producer of The Next Question: a video web series that imagines how expansive racial justice can be. The video series includes co-hosts Jenny Booth Potter and ChiChi Okwu. Together, these three women engage in conversation with the thought leaders of our time to move beyond mainstream media 101 questions about race, and into the next question in the pursuit of becoming antiracists. Season one features MacArthor Genius + journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, teacher and activist Rachel Cargle, NYT bestselling author Jasmine Guillory, TruthOut Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar and more. You can watch The Next Question beginning October 6th.
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. She currently lives in metro-Detroit, MI with her husband, son and very spoiled puppy.
Book her to talk about racial justice, black womanhood, or the writing process- just know Austin holds no punches as she equally challenges and invites listeners through story. If you are ready to inquire about Austin's schedule, start here!