National BRAVE Day
the fourth Friday in September (since 2017)
Sweetlife Women in 2017
National BRAVE Day is about empowering women. It "honors women who lift each other up, rescue each other and make each other BRAVE," and exists "to encourage women to keep moving forward and to be BRAVE." On the day, women with varied life experiences and from different generations come together to support each other with simple gestures. These are sisters, family members, friends, and strangers who have dealt with struggles and tragedy. National BRAVE Day was founded by Sweetlife Women, a women's ministry, in honor of their founder, Kaci Stewart. In creating the day, Sweetlife Women hoped it would be a spark of encouragement to women, and a reminder to them to strengthen each other.
How to Observe National BRAVE Day
If you are a woman, celebrate the day by lifting up other women and encouraging them to move forward and to be BRAVE. Show your support for them through simple gestures. Some ideas suggested by the creators of the day on how to observe include organizing a movie night for local women, creating a fundraiser for baby showers, organizing a Valentine's Day Tea for single mothers, and editing the resumé of a woman who is seeking a new job. Use #NationalBRAVEDay while encouraging women on social media today. Sweetlife Women's BRAVE Women's Conference happens each year around the time of National BRAVE Day. You could plan to attend it if it hasn't happened yet, or you could plan to attend it next year. If you are not a woman, you could still celebrate the day, by supporting all the women in your life.