Bravery Magazine is such a cool concept - a children's magazine focused on inspiring women. What's even cooler is the fabulous execution of that concept by friends and co-founders, Ashley Aikele and Elyse Beard. Each issue of Bravery features stories, artwork, and activities centered around a strong female role model. We're wondering who is more inspired... our daughters or us?
I grew up in a small town in Idaho. My business partner grew up in a small town in Southern Utah. We often joke about the suprising amount of similarities between our two hometowns and mourn the fact that neither of them have a Target.
Married with three kids. We've cycled through a few dogs but they've chewed up enough of my shoes for me to call it quits for now!
September 2017. We ran a Kickstarter campaign after coming up with the idea earlier that year. It was a quick turnaround and we've been running ever since!
We both had opposite experiences with our young daughters that made us realize we wanted better role models for them and better resources for ourselves as parents. We researched a lot of products but only came up with a handful of books specifically geared toward girls. We wanted something beautiful and educational that parents could do with both their girls and boys that could help empower and inspire them.
That it inspires kids to be brave. We've received countless messages from adults and kids telling us of their experiences trying something new and relating it to what they have learned in one of our Bravery issues. It's been incredibly rewarding!
We are always looking for ways to expand our product line to reach more kids. We're tossing around the idea of making board books for the younger set, so that's exciting!
I make it a priority to go walking every morning. I've also started Betterhelp and prioritizing weekly talks with my therapist. As a business owner it's too easy to put self-care aside. But I've found that when I make it a priority, I am much more productive in my work and happier in general.
So far, nothing! We've definitely made mistakes and have had difficult times learning how to run a business, but we've grown and learned through those mistakes. We like to call them "learning opportunities" around here.
Trust yourself! Go after what you want, because you are worth it!
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Love on the Spectrum
Gramercy Park by Alicia Keys
I don't drink alcohol, but my non-alcoholic drink of choice is Dr. Pepper or a really good flavored lemonade.
Adding fresh flowers always makes a great impact! Candles also add to the ambience.
My bathrobe from Oddbird Company. The absolute best!
Care eye+lip nourishing cream
Glossier lipstick. I love the matte, stained lip look it gives me.
“We've received countless messages from adults and kids telling us of their experiences trying something new and relating it to what they have learned in one of our Bravery issues. It's been incredibly rewarding!”