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Brave On 2017 Welcomed the Women Below. Their Courage Inspired us All.
Sarah writes about faith and spirituality, what love looks like , the sacredness of an ordinary life, her mothering, theology, social justice, her own struggling journey, politics, and, well, pretty much everything else that you are not supposed to discuss in polite company. She has authored the critically acclaimed Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts.
With 9 Dove Awards—including two for “Female Vocalist of the Year”—Nichole’s music has always been inspired by her stories, questions, mysteries, doubts, weakness, courage, sorrows, revelation and truth. Bringing her haunting melodies, gorgeous hooks, and lilting voice to new endeavors, Nichole works out her salvation with faith and trembling yet again, in ways that promise to move.
A certified lay counselor, Tracy is passionate about nurturing communities where people experience healing, hope and celebration. She has written curriculum and traveled the world speaking on healing in the context of abuse. Married for 30 years, she and Mark have five children. She is the founder of Red Tent Living.
Bethany is an eclectic blend of playfulness, depth, insight, and loyalty. A lover of simplicity, her writing is often inspired by the relationships she holds as a wife, mom of two boys, and a pediatric physical therapist. When the day's chaos is over, she loves to find rest with a soft blanket and the comforts of home.
Mary Jane Hamilton
Author of Living on Empty and Living in Gratitude, Mary Jane loves her life on Lake Michigan with her husband. It is her family that brings her the greatest joy, especially her 6 grandchildren. MJ smiles at life and “rolls with the punches” thrown her way. She loves Jesus, beauty, waves and thunder, fashion and good wine.
Susan has been captivated by stories since she was a girl. After earning her B.A. and M.A. in English, she worked as a copywriter, copy editor, and college English instructor. Published at Red Tent Living, Foundling House, and The Grit and Grace Project, she lives and teaches in Knoxville with her two sons and husband of 23 years.
Libby has been published in The Poet’s Billow, Relief Journal, Driftwood Press, and is forthcoming in Literary Mama. When she’s not reading, writing, and keeping tabs on her three kids, she works as a registered nurse in the cardiac operating room. She appreciates finding meaning in ordinary moments here.
Katy is a writer, growing film director, and graduate student at Western Theological Seminary. She lives, authors, and edits in a messy, watercolored world. She's been published by USA Today and writes to discover her hope, her longings and the wild spaces in her own heart.