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.



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

PROximate Press Feature

Proximate Press is a new not-for-profit media platform that asks the question: how can we better solve problems together?

In discussing community-driven journalism, I was invited to write a feature excerpted from my book.

Please enjoy reading "Our Brave Foremothers in Community-Driven Journalism," a look at three women in American history who paved the way for people-powered media. From the February, 2024 issue


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

Brave Sis Project Beloved community School

On February 4, 2024, we held our inaugural live teach-in. The one-hour session can be viewed on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Our second program "Is Feminism Really White Supremacy in High Heels" took place on March 24, 2024. View on Instagram, Facebook, or Linkedin

Our Brave Foremothers (Workman/Hachette, 2023)

Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian & Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History (Workman, 2023) is now on sale everywhere! Yes, at Amazon, but also at indie bookstores (and if it's not there, request it!)

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.

Reviews and News

Forbes - The Crucial Role Of Boards In Advancing Organizational Equity - from the work side of life, I was quoted on how boards can incorporate DEI into their values

Proximate Press Excerpt: Our Brave Foremothers in Community-Driven Journalism. Three women in American history who paved the way for people-powered media

HerStorySpeaks Podcast thrilling hour-long conversation!

Writing is My Drink: Rozella Kennedy Answers the Call to Write with her book, Our Brave Foremothers

Hachette Book Group Author Profile: Get to Know Rozella Kennedy

48 Hills - San Francisco: ‘Our Brave Foremothers’ brings the history of women of color to life for all

Minerva Strategies: Brave Sis: Bringing It All Together

Curiosity Based book review

Citizen Times: WNC Parent - Books for Mom

Look inside the Perpetual Journal

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