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The Daily Dish Below Deck Mediterranean

These Bravo SHEroes Will Inspire You to Never Give up the Fight

NBC's Bluff City Law will bring us the hero we've all been waiting for.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Captain Sandy Yawn in Below Deck Mediterranean

In times like these, we could all use someone to root for.

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Luckily, the hero we've all been waiting for is coming to NBC this fall when Bluff City Law premieres Monday, September 23 at 10/9c.

In this new legal drama, we'll meet Sydney Strait (Caitlin McGee) as she rejoins father Elijah's (Jimmy Smits) law firm in an effort to team up and take on injustice one case at a time. We'll see Sydney and Elijah navigate their own personal drama as they set out to change the world.

We get chills just seeing the dedication Sydney has for making a difference in the official trailer for Bluff City Law, which is a feeling we've had watching many of the women on Bravo over the years as they fight for the causes they're most passionate about. These are just a few of the most heroic women on Bravo who inspire us on the daily.

1. Captain Sandy Yawn

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Where do we begin with Captain Sandy Yawn? Her fierce leadership as Below Deck Mediterranean's captain for the past three seasons is just the start of what makes her so amazing. She has also defeated cancer, shown her support for the LGBTQ+ community, and brings her words of wisdom all over the country through her I Believe Tour. If there's something Captain Sandy can't do, we certainly haven't found it yet.

2. Dr. Jackie Walters

After beating breast cancer twice, Dr. Jackie Walters decided to help others battling the disease. The Married to Medicine OBGYN founded the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation in 2013 in an effort to treat those going through breast cancer in ways that will help them feel gorgeous inside and out.

On top of all of that, Dr. Jackie is always trying to keep the peace on Married to Medicine, doing everything she can to keep her circle of sisters strong. Now that's pretty beautiful.

3. Bethenny Frankel

If there's a crisis, Bethenny Frankel is the one to call. The Real Housewives of New York City mogul has made it her mission to provide relief for those affected by a wide variety of disasters over the past couple of years, from hurricanes (such as when she brought resources to the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Season 10 of RHONY) to earthquakes to wildfires. Recently, she has turned her attention to help support the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, raising more than $1 million in aid, she shared on Twitter earlier this month. 

Of course, that is just one of many hats Bethenny wears. She is also a major mogul with her Skinnygirl empire, a loving mother to 9-year-old daughter Bryn, a supportive partner to boyfriend Paul Bernon, and the funnest friend you ever did meet. We will forever be in awe of Bethenny.

4. The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta ladies certainly know how to bring the shade, but they're just as skilled at putting all of their drama aside to band together for the greater good.

These Georgia Peaches have done this on several occasions, such as when they traveled to Houston to assist with relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and filmed a moving PSA for domestic violence in Season 10 of RHOA. The Atlanta Housewives also take time out for philanthropy outside of the show, such as Kandi Burruss, who founded her own nonprofit foundation Kandi Cares to help single mothers and their children, or Nene Leakes' husband, Gregg Leakes, who started a cancer charity amid his own battle with colon cancer. They truly are a heartwarming bunch.

5. Padma Lakshmi

We want to be just like Padma Lakshmi when we grow up — and her amazing work as the host and executive producer of Bravo's Top Chef is just one reason why. In addition to slaying the worlds of modeling, TV, and books, Padma has always found it important to raise awareness of causes she believes in. 

She co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2009 after suffering from the disease for decades herself, was named a Goodwill Ambassador in the United Nations Development Programme, and has organized events in support of various humanitarian endeavors, such as a comedy show benefitting the Movement Voter Project. Some of her other accolades include Shanti Bhavan naming its cafeteria in Padma's honor, as well as earning the NECO Ellis Island Medal of honor in 2016. Padma always reminds us to keep fighting to make the world a better place.

To see more heroism in action, be sure to check out Bluff City Law Mondays at 10/9c on NBC. 

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