B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii was founded and created by Mahealani Sims-Tulba in 2013. B.R.A.V.E. stands for Be Respectful and Value Everyone. Being a victim of bullying herself, Mahea works to bring awareness to students against bullying, being kind and respectful, goal setting, personal development and motivation. She is also the author and illustrator of the book “It’s Okay to Be Different.” She wrote the book as her way of dealing with her bullying situation. She wanted to turn her negative experience into a positive one and it is also her way of sharing her experience with others.