From the Founders
We started out designing handbags that included an inspirational meaning behind each piece of art we created. The messages behind each individual bag began to represent a collective group of messages that built a story.
The big questions became, “How do we connect the dots between individual pictures of art and the story we imagined, and how do we convey the story in a manner that is inspiring to others like it is for us?
Telling the story of our company, how it started, and our own journey of Walking In Beauty brought inspiration, tears, and laughter to those listening. We knew we had to find a way to share it with as many people as possible.
This is when it was clear to us Bravery and Company was not about handbags anymore – it was really about the story.
We have come to believe strongly if we create something and share the meaning and the purpose of that creation, there is a really good chance we will inspire others. That’s how we make a difference, and that’s our mission: CREATE – SHARE – INSPIRE.
At some point in life we have a human responsibility to hold up the mirror and look at ourselves very closely. Not only should we reflect upon our opportunities, but, more importantly, remind ourselves just how beautiful we all are, even in our darkest of places.
When we self-reflect and self-discover, healing and clarity emerge. Love for self and others become stronger and understanding of self and others becomes deeper. We hope our creations inspire a desire for others to share their stories.
Join us on that journey while you work to create a beautiful journey of your own.
~ Billy and Julie O'Connor