Bravery can manifest in many forms and during this difficult time, we’ve seen numerous acts of courage pulling people together as one. The definition of bravery can be so different yet incredibly self-defining, whether it’s standing up for what you believe in, taking a leap of faith, helping those that need it most, or conquering your fear.
To commemorate our latest August issue, which is centred around this courageous sentiment, Team BAZAAR shares our personal views of what bravery means to us.
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Kenneth Goh, Editor-In-Chief
I’ve conquered the kitchen stove but I haven’t yet dared to bake! So air cake will have to do!
Charmaine Ho, Executive Editor
Jeffrey Yan, Associate Fashion Director
Bravery is standing up and speaking out when it’s the right thing to do even if it isn’t the easiest. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s takedown of Ted Yoho in response to his abusive, misogynist remarks is a masterclass in the art of the graceful burn.
Gracia Phang, Associate Style Editor
Arissa Ha, Senior Beauty Editor
I think bravery means embracing your own struggles and having the courage to stand up for what is right, even if it means making a few enemies in the process.
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Boon Tan, Digital Director
Bravery – to me – is taking a leap of faith into a brand new unknown, and not being afraid to pick up from scratch.
Shermin Ng, Senior Digital Writer
Bravery is what frees you from fear.
Stephanie Gracia, Associate Art Director
Bravery to me means risking it all in the pursuit of what sets our hearts on fire. You feel afraid but you do it anyway. Every time we do anything that involves risk and uncertainty, that’s what we’d call being brave.
Navin Pillay, Social Media Producer
Bravery to me is staying true to yourself and doing what’s right even when it’s unpopular, and especially in the face of adversity. We’re living in a time when there’s a lot of emotional and mental distress, particularly among young people. When they choose to overcome their inner demons and face the world head-on everyday is an act of bravery to me.
Margaux Levy, Contributing Digital Writer
Bravery to me is about unapologetically living out your truth.
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