Fear is not permanent. Like bravery, it is a mindset. We can choose to be fearless. We just have to work at it.That’s why this issue is so special to me. It is a record, a collection of examples, of people who have worked at being fearless and who show us that great things are possible when we stand up to our fears. Whether it’s Joslyn Henderson’s stories of navigating new worlds, a new calling, and a renewed voice; the captivating, encouraging, and emotional narrative of Sharon Herbaugh, a slain journalist; the prolific and world-changing work of Dr. Marie Bottatzzi; or the memory and legacy of legendary Baylor professor Dr. Dorothy Scarborough, I hope you are stirred and inspired to face life a little more fearlessly. When you’ve finished reading this collection (and I hope you will read each and every article), I would love to know how these stories have changed you. How will you be less fearful? How will you choose to be more fearless? This issue is comprised of four stories of four women who have each lived extraordinary lives. Though, I firmly believe that it is their choices, not their personality or their stature or their accomplishments or some super-human genetics, that make them personify the theme of this issue: Fearless. I hope you choose to follow in their examples.
Baylor’s most awarded professor gives his advice to a new class of faculty: “If you’ll do those things, you’ll experience