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BRAVA Magazine:

Be inspired by extraordinary
writers, artists & thinkers

Find Your Voice
Embody Your Message
Turn Your Story into Art

with BRAVA Pro

BRAVA is an inspirational, unconventional guide to feminine thought leadership. BRAVA Magazine publishes conversations with cutting-edge writers, speakers and filmmakers, while BRAVA Pro offers coaching to help you find your voice, and share your message with boldness and beauty.


Hello. I’m Catriona Mitchell, creator of BRAVA.

I’m very happy you’re here.


This site is in two parts:

1. BRAVA Magazine:

BRAVA Magazine celebrates women’s stories and ideas via intimate and candid conversations with some of the world’s most remarkable writers, speakers and filmmakers; all of whom are taking risks, and making a valuable contribution to society / culture / the environment through the expression of their voices. Guidance and tips are offered for the woman who wishes to access her deepest creativity, tell a compelling story, put a powerful message into the world. BRAVA’s content is daring, edgy, sometimes dark, sometimes comical, distinctly feminine, always inspirational. Published online (only) each month, BRAVA Magazine is free for all readers.

2. BRAVA Pro:

Presenting The BRAVA Leadership Project. Do you believe in the importance of feminine expression on the world stage? Are you a  woman with a story to tell or a significant idea to share, that would be valuable for others to hear? Do you long to establish yourself as a feminine thought leader? Catriona’s signature program, The BRAVA Leadership Project is a feminine empowerment training to help you become both the message and the messenger. You’ll find your voice, define the core ideas that drive you, embody your message, craft a dynamic personal story, get comfortable with being seen and heard, and step into your power as an inspired feminine thought leader. “BRAVA!”

BRAVA celebrates women’s voices across cultures. Why? Because “we are each other’s stories.”

BRAVA Magazine / Latest Stories


Rebel Women: The Start of Feminist Art
Issue 07

Rebel Women: The Start of Feminist Art

by Catriona Mitchell   Earlier this month, the BBC aired a one-hour documentary called Rebel Women: The Great Art Fight Back – about the women who pioneered feminist art in...
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Frida Kahlo’s Objects of Constriction
Issue 07

Frida Kahlo’s Objects of Constriction

by Catriona Mitchell   At the time of writing this, on July 6, it is Frida Kahlo’s birthday, and a new exhibition on the Mexican artist – known for her...
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Rupture & Reclamation, Part 2: Into the Woods
Issue 07

Rupture & Reclamation, Part 2: Into the Woods

by Catriona Mitchell [NB this article is paired with Rupture & Reclamation, Part 1: Regena Thomashauer, which should be read first, particularly for an explanation of 'rupture' and 'midwifing' in...
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BRAVA Magazine publishes intimate conversations with extraordinary artists and thinkers from different corners of the globe. Driven by big ideas, creative fire, an unusual worldview, the courage to take risks and often shatter cultural norms, each of BRAVA’s interviewees has an unforgettable story to tell.

BRAVA Magazine also offers guidance on how you can step into the spotlight as an inspirational feminine thought leader.


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A well-crafted signature story – for use on stage, on camera, with media, and as the basis for all your communications – can make a massive difference to your success. It’s your opportunity to share your ideas, turn your marketing into art, inspire others, enhance your influence, and truly stand out in the marketplace.

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BRAVA Pro / Work With Catriona

Do you long to find your voice –

a voice that expresses your deeply held inner truth – 

and to step into your power as a feminine thought leader?

My one-to-one coaching is designed for artists, thinkers, entrepreneurs, conscious business owners: women whose work is making a difference. Our work together will help you find your voice, embody your message, develop a strong sense of presence, share your personal story and ideas in a way that resonates, and inspire others.

You’ll learn tools and techniques to become an effective, embodied feminine thought leader: a woman whose thoughts, feelings, words and actions are in alignment; a woman who knows exactly what she stands for and why; who knows how to tell her story with beauty and power; who is in tune with her unique voice; and who can share her message with “BRAVA-voom!”


The BRAVA Leadership Project

A 90-day private program, The BRAVA Leadership Project is all about the empowerment of your voice, and the embodiment and expression of your message – the feminine way. Tune into your deeper self, find your voice, define your message, gain new insight into your personal journey and how to share it, learn how to craft and present a signature story with beauty and conviction, let go of fears of being seen and heard, and develop a unique sense of personal presence. “BRAVA!”

BRAVA: Present Your Story

How you tell your story is key your success. It’s what forms connection with others. This 6-hour coaching package helps you define your core message – the idea that drives you and your work – and craft a spell-binding, intimate story around it that opens others’ minds and hearts. You’ll go away with a 10-minute signature story that captures why you care about your work and why others should too, for use in a variety of contexts to promote your ideas.


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