Who We Are

& She's Brave is a creative lifestyle site about dreaming big, finding your passion, and living fearlessly.

We believe in striving to be your best self, and knowing that sometimes you'll fall short. We're all about the "do no harm, but take no shit" mentality. Love one another, be kind, stand up for your sisters, and don't ever take no for an answer. 

We're a community of dreamers, doers, thinkers, believers and achievers. We are brave, strong, bold, soft, independent, smart and happy.

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Lizzie Benson, Founder & Head Girl


Hey there, I'm Lizzie! I started & She's Brave out of my college dorm room in 2013. It's gone through a couple different names and half a dozen iterations to get where it is now - a creative lifestyle site for the modern girl.

My goal is to empower women from every background to pursue their passions, follow their dreams, and live the life they always imagined.

On a personal note, I'm a twenty-something Chicago-based blogger, marketing and social media superstar. 

In my free time, I love exploring my city, hanging out in cute coffee shops, snuggling with my feline BFF Scully, or binge-watching Netflix Originals. 

If you're a fan of strong coffee, big dreams, 90s sci-fi, and belly laughs, we'll get along just fine.