BRAVE SIS PROJECT: LIFESTYLE & LEARNING FOR BIPOC WOMEN & THEIR FRIENDS

Foremothers Celebration * Bold, Inclusive Sisterhood * Authentic Allyship * Building Beloved Community

Founded in 2019, Brave Sis Project offers history, learning, awareness, and sisterhood for BIPOC women and their friends.

We uplift Black, Brown, Asian & Indigenous Foremothers and she-roes to amplify deeper awareness, self-care, and pride.

We do this through publications, speaking, and workshops, history (sistory) lessons, events, and more #inspiration.


WOrkshops and facilitations

Brave Sis facilitations go beyond "DEI," incorporating history and storytelling with sensitivity training, discussions about power-shifting and implicit bias, brave space co-creation, reflection—and celebration, helping individuals and groups alike grow into leadership and collaboration that is more authentic, empathic, knowing, and sustainable.

Learn about the Beloved Community Cohort - next group starts late summer, 2024.

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Awards & commendations

NAUTILUS PRIZE AWARDEE!

Our Brave Foremothers is a Nautilus Awards 2024 Silver Award Winner in the Specialty Book Category. Read more about this prestigious international competition here.

CITY OF BURIEN BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROCLAMATION

February 5, 2024 Proclamation from Burien, WA City Hall for Black History Month. See it on Instagram or LinkedIn.


Our Brave Foremothers (Workman/Hachette, 2023)

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Inspired by her own foremothers’ legacies and the friendships formed throughout her life, Rozella Kennedy centers and celebrates the stories of 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women—both household names and little-known—who changed the course of US history. In the beautiful pages of this 2024 Nautilus Award-winning book, discover an intergenerational, intercultural bouquet of Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women lifted into the significance that they deserve.

From Etel Adnan to Mary Jones, Thelma Garcia Buchholdt to Pura Belpré to Zitkála-Šá, here are 100 women of color who left a lasting mark on United States history. The thoughtful profiles and detailed portraits of these women herald their achievements and passions.

Following each entry is a prompt that asks you to connect your life to theirs, an inspiring way to understand their influence and the power of their stories.