A LIFESTYLE BRAND FOR BIPOC WOMEN AND THEIR FRIENDS
Our print and digital publications, merchandise, and history lessons uplift Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous foremothers of our past. Through our print and digital publications and #sistorylessons on Instagram, you will encounter and celebrate incredible Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women who deserve our honor and respect.
Our hope is that Brave Sis will help all us of celebrate our sisterhood, grow our self-care, and gather strength and inspiration from women—both household names and forgotten she-roes—who helped change the course of history.
The drawing above is a custom Brave Sis portrait of my mother and my grandmother, whose resilient lives helped formed the woman I am today.
ABOUT THE CREATOR
I’m Rozella Kennedy, the creator of Brave Sis Project. Everything I do is about building cultures and communities of inclusion, celebration, cooperation, dignity & wellbeing! I do it through art, learning, and celebration! I created Brave Sis Project in late 2019 and love creating new journals, content, learning materials, events, and community. In addition to self-publishing new editions of the Journey-Journal each year, 2023 sees the publication of Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Foremothers Who Changed the Course of History.
I am also the Director of Impact & Equity for Camber Collective, a global social impact consultancy, where I have the great honor of leading the team’s Impact, Equity and Belonging work, building towards an internal culture where everyone feels seen, connected, supported, and galvanized! (This work itself has a lot of Brave Sis spirit in it!) I also lead our external practice of influencing the humanitarian, development, philanthropic, and social impact sectors with our values of true equity (based in principles of Liberatory Design). I am truly blessed that both sides of my life hold hands so beautifully!
In past lives, I have been an executive in the cultural, environmental, and social service sectors. I started three nonprofits when I lived in Santa Fe, NM; I’ve run performing arts organizations, I was a fundraising professional for several years, and way back in the beginning, I worked in media, for NY1 News, and magazines ranging from Paris Passion to Sports Illustrated, Mothering, and Oxygen.com. I am also a published essayist, ghost writer, and copyeditor.
I grew up in New York City, which certainly influences my intercultural approach to life, and I also lived outside Boston for college, in Paris for several years, earning my master’s degree at the Sorbonne, 12 years in New Mexico, and a decade in the Bay Area. My daughters are GenZ powerhouses, living in New York City, and my husband is a celebrated composer and conductor in contemporary music and new opera. We live on the West Coast with our feisty, moody, beautiful Caribbean Potcake Dog, Pippa.
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