National Brave Day

On the fourth Friday in September, National BRAVE Day honors women who lift each other up, rescue each other and make each other BRAVE.

Here is a chapter with a reflection on being brave from my soon be published book.

Years ago, I wanted to go camping and yet I didn’t have anyone to go with. I had gone camping many times in the past with my parents and then with my husband and children. This trip though was me going on my own to a National Forest campground. I have all the equipment, two-man tent, sleeping bag, backpack inflatable air mattress, and hiking shoes so nothing there to hold me back. To add this campground didn’t have running water which means no toilet. There are pit toilets. All that is fine with\I am back to the fact that I would be sleeping outside on  my own. That is the piece that had me hesitating. Will I be able to fall asleep or will every little sound wake me up? I did actually go and I was fine. Best part was waking up to a strange whooshing sound. Once out of my tent I found several hot air balloons launching from a meadow near the campground. Super neat surprise. Feel the fear and do it anyway. I am…brave

Next: How to observe National Brave Day

Lift up the life of a woman around you. Show your support by organizing a local movie night for women. Provide gift cards at Christmastime for foster children. Offer to help edit the resumé of someone you know is seeking a new job. Visit to find out more. Share your ideas and use #NationalBRAVEDay on social media.

National Brave Day History

The Sweetlife Women founded National BRAVE Day in 2017 in honor of their founder, Kaci Stewart. She has been the catalyst for making a difference in women’s lives. By honoring their founder, Sweetlife Women hopes the observance will be a spark of encouragement to women and a reminder to strengthen one another. Sweetlife Women has been in existence for ten years, and they look for ways to make women BRAVE and give help and guidance where needed. Their annual BRAVE Women’s Conference is every September. Find out more by visiting

In 2017, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared National BRAVE Day to be observed in September, annually.


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