unleash your lion-heart // The Phoenix Soul: BRAVE

I see you, brave phoenix soul.

The one who dares to be who she was born to be, even/especially when that looks nothing like what is expected.

The one who raises her trembling voice for the side of good, even/especially when she gets the words all stumbled and wrong but her intention burns clear and true.

The one who is love in action, even/especially when she is overwhelmed with ache and unknowing.

The one who takes one tiny step at a time toward her truest life, even/especially when fear rumbles in her belly.

The one who unleashes her great lion-heart, even/especially when she thinks she is anything but brave.

Artwork by Amanda Fall; featured in The Phoenix Soul: BRAVE, along with the backstory of its creation.

Artwork by Amanda Fall; featured in The Phoenix Soul: BRAVE, along with the backstory of its creation.

I see you.
You are stronger than you know.
You are a force for good.
You are a gentle/strong revolutionary.
You are a warrior of truth and love.

And you,
phoenix,
are BRAVE.

Love, I curated our new issue, The Phoenix Soul: BRAVE, in honor of you. Of me. Of we. Even/especially if you feel anything but brave. It's time to write a new definition, one based on your own inner lion-heart instead of tired comparisons. You are the only YOU in this world . . . and we need you! This issue will support, encourage, and uplift you, helping you live your most vibrant, authentic, soul-full existence.

Bravery rises in my gut like a scream, a song, a soft opening where everything yet is possible.
— Amanda Fall, My Story, TPS: Brave
And you are so, so much stronger than you think, darling. I promise you. There’s power there, so long as you reach out for it, in thriving despite all life has thrown at you.
— Samantha Kira Harding, Truth Tribe interview, TPS: Brave

You amaze me, brave phoenix soul. Just as you are.

with so much love
& respect,
Amanda
(your fellow phoenix)