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Story Café Special: Brave Your Day with Charley Gavigan

18th March at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Credit: Charley Gavigan

There’s nothing more powerful than a compelling tale and no one knows this more than Charley Gavigan, from Brave Your Day. This magazine and podcast shines a light on everyday stories of bravery, from Scotland and beyond. Charley will explore the power of stories to unite us in these uncertain times, and share insights from her own personal journey.

Story Café Special: Brave Your Day, Thursday 18th March, 1pm to 2.30pm, Online, Women only, 16+

Credit: Charley Gavigan
Credit: Charley Gavigan


Charley is a hope-a-holic who is learning every day to ditch her terrifying fears, anxieties and self-defeating beliefs in order to practice living and leading her bravest life. She is a recovering people pleaser who moved cities solo in her twenties. She set up an award-winning design women’s board game company in her thirties, when she was tracked by the Financial Times as a woman entrepreneur and crowned ‘Queen of guerilla marketing’. In her late thirties she confronted death and dying by supporting her then partner to have his best death. In her forties she ran her first 10k, learnt to ride a bike, married her soulmate and climbed 11,000 feet up the Matterhorn. Now that she’s survived well into her fifties, she celebrates her low, dark life points alongside her daily bravery fieldwork with like-minded warriors.

People draw great personal strength and human comfort from observing and learning from ways other people think, feel, experience and manage their life curve balls. Modern bravery and courage are needed more than ever in these uncertain times. If we were all to pick up our bravery torch and light each other’s, imagine how much more light there would be to witness, inspire and heal each other to live a braver day?

Be nourished by women’s words over lunchtime as we rediscover the joy of being read to. See all our upcoming Story Cafés here.

This is one of our “take part” events this Spring – we’d love to hear your questions and comments but you’re welcome to join and listen!

Event Outline

1pm: Welcome and introductions

1.15pm: We’ll hear from Charley

1.45pm: A chance for questions

1.55pm: Comfort break

2.05pm: More discussion with Charley

2.20pm: A chance for final questions

2.25pm: Thanks and goodbye!


This event is now fully booked.

The event is free and for women only*. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will close on Wednesday 17th March and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

An automated live transcript using Otter.ai is available during this event. We also have a small amount of funding available to provide live captioning through Stagetext for some of our Spring events. Stagetext captioning is provided in-person and is therefore more accurate. Please get in touch with Emily on emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk at least 3 weeks before the event if this would be helpful to you and we’ll work to arrange this. See here for upcoming events where live captioning with Stagetext is arranged.

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18th March
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267