Welcome to brave sis project

Fakery-free zone. If you came here just to check a box, think again.
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 help build a practice of deeper awareness, self-care and pride.
We do this through publications, speaking, and workshops, history (sistory) lessons, events, and more #inspiration.

Our Brave Foremothers (Workman, 2023)

Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian & Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History (Workman, 2023) is now on sale everywhere!

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 Our Brave Foremothers, 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.


Through our print and digital publications and #sistorylessons on Instagram, you will encounter and celebrate incredible Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women in U.S. history.

Our workshops, teach-ins, and speaking events seek to help build authentic, deeper, and more sustainable practices that de-center default whiteness, use storytelling and story-making as a way to strengthen our awareness, celebration, self-care, compassion and empathy, and social and community impact.

Celebrate our sisterhood and gather strength and inspiration from women—both household names and forgotten she-roes—who helped change the course of history.

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