Bravery Magazine all started when two mothers bonded over similar experiences with their own children. Ashley and Elyse noticed that their oldest daughters would often refer to themselves as helpless princesses in need of rescuing. Frustrated when they couldn’t find the perfect resource for educating their little ones that little boys and girls can be brave, the moms set out with their own Kickstarter campaign in Fall of 2017. The project was fully funded in just 3 days! Apparently other moms must have been feeling the same frustration and saw this magazine as a valuable resource!
The moms behind Bravery Magazine aim to accomplish more than just publication; they look forward to creating a social movement. As they refer to it, it is “time to inspire your little ones to be their own kind of brave”. The overall goal for the company’s future is to promote realistic images of strong, brave women in the real world – including role models from the past and present.
Issue 1 of Bravery Magazine features Jane Goodall. The British scientist first became fascinated with chimpanzees at an early age when her father offered her a chimpanzee stuffed animal. She began studying the animals in Kenya by the 1960s. Goodall is likely best known for being accepted into chimpanzee society and naming the primates she worked with. The Jane Goodall Institute was established in 1977, and continues to focus on conservation and development in Africa. She has published a number of books, including a few children’s favorites. Goodall now spends much of her time advocating for the environment and primate protection.
Issue 2 of Bravery Magazine features Mae Jemison. Jemison is a doctor and engineer. She is probably best known for being the first African American woman to travel to space. She was aboard the shuttle Endeavour in 1992. She is quoted as having said that she is greatly influenced by the “attitude, audacity, and bravery” of Martin Luther King Jr. Since retiring from NASA, Jemison has gone on to start her own research foundation and author books. Find Where the Wind Goes is a children’s book about Jemison’s own life.
Included in each issue are DIY ideas and inspirational stories. There are fun and educational activities interspersed throughout.
Along with the magazine issues, the website also sells patches that your kids can proudly wear on their school bag or jacket. A space shuttle is displayed on the patch for Mae Jemison and binoculars are central on the patch for Jane Goodall. A red B for Bravery patch is also available. Each one is offered for $4 apiece.
This educational magazine is a true keepsake, as it features sturdy paper and is printed using soy-based inks. The illustrations are breathtaking and will easily draw attention for your children.
Bravery Magazine can be acquired via ongoing subscription, or individual issues are available on the website for $18 each. Single copies can be delivered internationally.
For more information about this wonderful resource, please visit www.braverymag.com.
Learn more about Jane Goodall’s life and work here. Goodall’s youth empowerment program is called Roots&Shoots and encourages young people to make social change in their neighborhoods and throughout the world.
Mae Jemison’s children’s book entitled Find Where the Wind Goes promotes following one’s dreams, and is suited for children ages 10+.
We first learned about Bravery Magazine while reading the inspiring website www.babyccinokids.com. Thanks for the recommendation!