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BRAVA Magazine:

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writers, artists & thinkers

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Embody Your Message
Turn Your Story into Art

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BRAVA is an inspirational, unconventional guide to feminine thought leadership. BRAVA Magazine showcases artists and thinkers whose work addresses issues of global relevance in unique, imaginative ways. BRAVA Pro offers coaching to help you find your original voice, walk your personal edge, and express 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 feminine intelligence and creativity by publishing conversations with edge-walking artists and thinkers from around the world; all of whom are taking risks, breaking new ground, and making a valuable contribution to society / culture / the environment through the expression of their voices. Guidance and tips are also offered for the woman who wishes to access her deepest creativity, put a powerful message into the world, and live her message through her art. BRAVA’s content is cutting edge, sometimes dark, often comical, distinctly feminine, always inspirational. Published online (only) each month, BRAVA Magazine is free for all readers.

2. BRAVA Pro:

Do you believe in the importance of feminine expression on the world stage? Are you a woman with a significant message to share – one that would be valuable for others to hear? 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 idea that drives you, embody your message, maximise your creative powers, craft a compelling personal story, get comfortable with being seen and heard, brand yourself with beauty and breathtaking originality, and step up as an inspirational feminine thought leader. “BRAVA!”

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” – Martha Graham

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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