We Want Your Bravest Stories

When Christine and I first started cooking up Vivid & Brave, over long hours at my kitchen table, with a million post it notes, we knew that we wanted a big part of V&B to be about celebrating and spotlighting women who have had their moments of intense, gut wrenching bravery and to hear and celebrate their stories.

We’re excited to announce that we are officially calling for submissions from vivid, brave women who would are ready to tell their stories without fear of who will hear it. Let’s create a community of women who have told their truths, taken risks, jumped off the cliffs and discovered they’ve had wings all along.

We can dent the universe, one story at a time.

Your words matter.

People need to hear them.

Do you have a story you’re ready to share with the world? Here’s where you get started:

Vivid & Brave Guest Bloggers Submissions

We are SO excited to hear your stories!

– Christine & Stephanie



Stephanie Ostermann

I’m the sort of girl who you meet for coffee and end up pouring your entire heart out to. The friend you come to when you need someone to call it straight. No bullshit. No extras. Just truth.

I’m a communicator. That’s a PC way of saying I like to talk, but I also spend a lot of my time listening, and over the years, I’ve developed a sense for subtext – how one or two words can change your entire message, what people are really trying to say and how to weave the varied layers of your story into one cohesive brand message that your clients fall in love with.

When I'm not acting as editor in chief for Vivid & Brave, you can find me geeking out over words here.

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