I’m a writer, mother, and teacher. I was a publications specialist at Florida International University before becoming an award-winning teacher. I’ll be writing, following, blogging, celebrating, and connecting the young and not-so young to their brave, smart, and bold moments in life. We all fall, but every single one of us gets up, brushes off, and marches on. That’s what this is about. So connect and draw inspiration or add some yourself.

Real Heroes. Art by Daisy Maldonado

For the 2015-2016 school year, I plan to write about the state of the New Florida Standards and the challenges they mean for educators and students. Please join the discussion here with your comments.

Email me Lisa Chesser at bravesmartbold@yahoo.com



46 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my post. I feel like we’re kindred spirits thanks to Zora. You have a great site, and another follower.


  2. Thank you for following my blog and liking a recent post, otherwise, I wouldn’t have found your blog and been inspired by it.

    I nominated you for the Sunshine Award, most especially because what I read in your Fridge post, the part about you resembling the sun reminded me of how I saw my mother as a child, it brought a tear to my eye.

    Brave, smart, bold you are.

    Here’s the link to the award and how to accept it if you like:

  3. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I’m thrilled to read the work of a fellow educator and a brave, smart, bold one! We need many more like you. I enjoyed your post “Pain and Laughter Unite Us” and will follow you. All the best to you and your very brave daughter. 🙂

  4. I have visited from Fairies Fine Art, who has nominated you for an award. Any blogging friend of hers must be worth their salt; so here I am. loving your blog already and I have only read “about”

  5. Hi Lisa

    greetings from Scotland and thanks for visiting my blog and liking my recent post. I like the look of yours too so will follow and leave a comment when I have time. Hope we can be reciprocal!

  6. Hello,

    I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my short stories and poems do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  7. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I’ve looked around yours and love it! I’m following you and can’t wait to see what you post next.


  8. Interesting blog concept! I love that you pointed out “without men involved progress becomes complaint.” It always strikes me as anti-productive when women tell men “you don’t have a right to talk about (insert feminist ax-grinding topic here) because you’re a man…” as my husband has been told a few times. Shouldn’t we all be working together? Anyways, I’m looking forward to exploring your stuff more! 🙂

    1. Good and I’ll be waltzing around your blog. I’m grateful you noticed that about progress and men. It all makes so much sense when you have a child point it out to you. Thanks for reading.

  9. Is it a Miami thing? Could it be?

    Delighted that you enjoyed my recent post on Cesc Fabregas and am intrigued by your feminist approach to the so-called super hero, in a non-prejudicial manner, of course.

    I’m now following your blog, would be nice if you reciprocate as well of course, but I won’t shed tears if you ain’t got the time.

    In the days to come, you can look forward to my tongue in cheek, but critical analysis of Jeff Lindsay’s ‘Dexter by Design’ and the highly-acclaimed and addictive television series and its fine actors. Still looking for inroads along the Miami causeway.

    Have a nice day now.

  10. Hi, nice to know you are a University writer. if so, then you will be specially interested in my video presentations with research work. Nice to see your blog about your life. Many people write books to save their travel account. I invented a new method. If you want to save memories of your travel & tour with pictuers, audio,satellite views, travel account, lyrics, etc. then have a look at my blog to see how to make downloadable video presentations:

  11. Hello! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and
    tell you I truly enjoy reading your articles. Can you
    recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects?
    Appreciate it!

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I LOVE what you wrote for your tagline. Stumbling, tripping, falling, brushing off, standing up. That about says it all I think. I look forward to revisits.

  13. Lisa, I noticed you dropped by to read my most recent post. Which made me realize I’ve been a negligent follower to your blog. You’ve also updated your blog page since I was here last and I really love it. Hope you are doing well and I also hope to make a better effort to visit more often. Have a great day!

    1. I feel the same sometimes because life takes me away from this virtual world. As much as I love exploring your posts, I never have enough time to give to my favorite writers. Thank you for returning.

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