The BRAVE platform has taught me about respecting others. Although we have flaws, it certainly does not define who we are. Most importantly, BRAVE has taught me about respecting myself. No matter how many people decide to tear me down, having the respect and self-love for myself rises me up to any challenge. With self-love, I push through barriers and know that I am worthy of great accomplishments in life.
One of my missions in life is to continue keeping the conversations around BRAVE alive. As the student President of two honors societies, I want to have presentations about BRAVE and hold a safe space for people to be themselves and share their experiences with bullying. All our experiences are valid and deserve to be heard and acknowledged. The most comforting feeling is knowing that you are not alone. By connecting each and every person together, we can collectively come together and be united.
Now everywhere I go, I carry myself with a BRAVE heart.
Welcome to the BRAVE Blog, I'm Carly, Miss Houston Collegiate America and I am working together with other titleholders in the MHSA organization to share the message of BRAVE and why it is so important!