From the Editor

A ‘safe space’ ideally refers to a judgment-free environment where people can fully express and be themselves. While learning may occur in these spaces, the ultimate goal is to provide support to those within this safe place.

The concept of ‘brave space’ started gaining popularity in the past decade. Its roots began in university settings, but the ideas can be applied universally. Brave spaces require a personal sense of accountability, respect for other people, and the willingness to sit with discomfort.

Moving through this process inherently helps people grow and learn more about the world around them. The more open-minded we are in understanding how other people live, the closer we are to achieving civility and peace. This is the space where growth and compromise can happen effectively.


“Nobody is the villain in their own movie. We are all heroes in our own stories.” ~ George RR Martin, Author and creator of characters with disabilities.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 03: “Game Of Thrones” Creator George R. R. Martin attends the “Game Of Thrones” Season 8 NY Premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)