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Be Brave

Be Brave

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

What takes more bravery than the choice to be yourself, to honor your truth, your intuition, over and over again, in the face of circumstances or people or surroundings that would rather you acted like someone else?

An Open Letter To Taylor Swift

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

My gratitude stems from your willingness to make fun of yourself, to not take yourself seriously and serve as a role model for girls and women everywhere who, because of the fear of taking a risk and looking like a fool, hold themselves back.

The One Thing I Wish Someone Had Done When I Was Being Bullied

Ally Del Monte | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

If just one person had decided to #BeBrave and stand up for me, and stand up to my bullies when I was too weak to do so, it would have changed my world.

A Lesson From the Heart: Be Careful Where You Focus Your Attention, Lest You Make Yourself Miserable

Margie Warrell | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Margie Warrell

While my circumstances are pretty unique, I know that all of us can fall into the trap of focusing too much on things that pull us down, amplifying our negative emotions and smothering positive ones from rising up.

On Being Brave

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanne Tombrakos

Sometimes I've been clumsy in how I've gone about overcoming my insecurities. Somedays I still am. Somedays that inner child, the little insecure girl afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing wants to come out and play.

5 Things Every Fearless Woman Does

Posted 06.08.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Acts of courage aren't always as obvious -- or as easy -- as skydiving....

My Brain Injury Taught Me to Be Brave

Serena Lee | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Serena Lee

In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.