Brave Space

In contrast to the safe space movement on American campuses, some have begun to talk about the need for “brave spaces” wherein students, teachers and citizens generally can come together to have hard conversations and hear each other out - even and especially when that is challenging. This includes the practice of Sitting with Discomfort.


  • When was the last time you let yourself stay in a “brave space” of conversation with others? What was the conversation about – and how did it go?
  • Why do you think these brave spaces are scary to some people?
  • If conversations are hard, intense or painful, why would you expect anyone to want to participate anyway?