Be Brave

Music video by Sara Bareilles performing Brave: "Let your words be anything but empty." 

Direct Action Everywhere is not an organization. It's not a non-profit. It's not even a campaign. It's a vision. A vision of people from all different walks of life, all different races and nationalities, willing to say what they believe, in their heart of hearts, and say it everywhere our friends are being tormented and killed. Say it everywhere the hateful idea -- that those who are weaker than or different us deserve their nightmarish torments -- has taken hold. Say it everywhere, loud and proud: every animal deserves to be free. 

We all have different personalities and backgrounds, different strengths and weaknesses. But whatever our differences, this movement needs to see all of us be stronger and more hopeful. To be true to ourselves and to our greatest dreams. And, above all, to be brave

Be true to yourself, and the world will follow.  


Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is
And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
I wanna see you be brave