All photography by Rebecca Santos Siegel and Bennett Smith
Empowering a woman can empower a whole community.
Beauty Within has impacted over 300 girls in four separate countries. To date, 85% of Beauty Within alumni have attended and graduated high school. The Beauty Within curriculum is designed to educate, empower and encourage young women to advocate for themselves and each other in the face of extreme external obstacles. Beauty Within has scaled to reach seven disparate communities in the Philippines, the UK, India, and Mauritius.
Beauty Within aims to educate, empower and engage young women by encouraging healthy goal setting and providing strong female role models within a community. By lifting up girls at this age, the Beauty Within program builds their lasting sense of self and the confidence to be different, to be bold and to be brave.