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Our Story

I Am Beautiful Because (IABB) is a women's awareness nonprofit organization that supports women and girls that have been victims of childhood abuse.  IABB offers restorative-oriented programming that aims to address sequelae of childhood sexual, emotional, and physical abuse through trauma informed care practices.  The three core focus areas of programming are Survivors, Families, and the Community. Since 2018 IABB has served over 500 women and girls, ages 10 to 65, in the DC area.

At IABB, we understand the devastating impact that childhood abuse can have on a person's life. Our program was founded by survivors, for survivors, with the goal of creating a space where healing and hope can flourish. We know firsthand the isolation, shame, and pain that often accompany the trauma of abuse, and we are committed to offering a holistic and empowering approach to recovery.

Our program is grounded in the belief that every survivor has inherent worth and beauty, and that healing is possible through connection, support, and compassionate care. We combine evidence-based therapeutic supports, trauma recovery, and community building to provide survivors with a comprehensive toolkit for healing. Our team of experienced and compassionate professionals are dedicated to walking alongside survivors on their journey towards wholeness, providing a safe and supportive environment where they can feel seen, heard, and valued.


We believe that every survivor has a unique story, and that each story deserves to be honored and respected. We are committed to creating a space where survivors can reclaim their power, rediscover their sense of self-worth, and build meaningful connections with others. We invite you to join us on this journey towards healing, and to discover the beauty and resilience that lies within you."

Dr. Maya Angelou


I Am Beautiful Because (IABB) is a trauma recovery enterprise committed to empowering female survivors of childhood abuse, providing them healing strategies to aid in the lifelong effects of childhood trauma, and increasing positive adulthood outcomes and socioeconomic prosperity. 


Our mission is to educate, engage, and empower female survivors of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and the community around them to create sustainability by increasing healthy adulthood outcomes and socioeconomic status' and eliminating opportunities for childhood abuse. restorative mental health supports for child sexual abuse survivors.






Economic Prosperity


Healthier Physical and Mental Lifestyles


Healthier Relationships



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1:1 Trauma Recovery

With Talitha Koum, we're committed to helping you on your journey to healing and growth. Our individual trauma recovery program is a 16-week customized program designed to help you overcome past trauma and take steps towards a brighter future. Our approach is centered around creating a roadmap for your healing and socio-economic growth, so you can move forward with confidence.


Small Groups

Our Small Group program provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals can connect with others who have shared similar experiences. Our weekly sessions, limited to just 10 participants, are led by experienced trauma recovery professionals who offer guidance and support throughout the 8-week cycles. Join us and find comfort in community and healing.


Beauty Bootcamps:

 At Beauty Bootcamp, we are committed to teaching women and girls the concept of trauma recovery and healthy coping mechanisms. Our community seminars provide a safe and supportive environment where you can learn about the importance of trauma recovery and how to take care of yourself during the healing process. Join us and start your journey towards healing and resilience.

Trauma Recovery Manual

“Triumphing Over Trauma: Keys to Unlock Your Healing”, is a comprehensive guide to healing from traumatic experiences. It includes practical exercises and techniques that have been proven to be effective in supporting trauma recovery. This manual is written with empathy and compassion for those who have been through difficult times, and aims to provide guidance and support as individuals navigate their way towards recovery.

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
-Dr. Maya Angelou
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