Rozella (Rozie) Kennedy is the Founder and owner of Brave Sis Project, which she describes as a “message and a movement of wellness and intercultural sxsterhood.” Through publications, events, and lifestyle brand assets, Brave Sis uplifts impactful Women of Color in history across ethnicities as a way of fostering awareness, celebration, and creativity.
Over the years, Rozella has worked across the nonprofit spectrum, holding executive and fundraising roles in the arts, environmental, and social service sectors. She lived in New Mexico for 12 years, starting up three nonprofits (the award-winning Santa Fe New Music, Creative Santa Fe, and the New Mexico Centennial). In her early career in media, she worked for magazines ranging from Paris Passion to Sports Illustrated, Mothering, and Oxygen.com.
A first-gen collegian and a Woman of Color, Rozie is as comfortable in community spaces as in the C-Suite. She has always striven for results, whether in starting a new venture; coaching or training others; introducing new people into circles of allyship and partnership; or serving as a thought-leader, consensus-builder, and when necessary, passionate catalyst for understanding, mutuality, and growth. She is also a published essayist, ghost writer, and copyeditor.
When she is not attending to Brave Sis, she works to build philanthropic partnerships at the intersection of climate innovation and equity with Elemental Excelerator.
A proud graduate of NYC’s Brearley School, Rozie earned a double degree in English and French from Tufts University, and completed her M.A. in French Caribbean Women's Literature at the Université de Paris, Sorbonne. She is a devoted friend, colleague, life partner to her husband, composer/conductor John Kennedy, and mother to two young adult daughters, and one adored Caribbean Potcake Dog, Pippa.
The 2022 Brave Sis Journey-Journal will ship in late fall, 2022. We will be hosting a retreat in Costa Rica in February, 2023 — sign up here for more info!
A Brave Sis adult activity book will be published by Workman Press in March 2023.