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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 child sexual abuse (CSA).  IABB offers restorative-oriented programming that aims to address sequelae of CSA through trauma informed care practices.  The three core focus areas of programming are Survivors, Families, and the Community. Since 2018 IABB has served over 400 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 sexual 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… is a non-profit organization that supports women and girls who have been victims of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).   IABB offers resources for healing and a restorative mentoring program for women and girls.


I Am Beautiful Because's mission is to engage, educate, and empower female survivors of child sexual abuse and the whole community through trauma informed care practices that provide preventative solutions to eliminating child sexual abuse and increasing post-traumatic

 restorative mental health supports for child sexual abuse survivors.


To rebuild and restore self-esteem and awareness


To develop interpersonal skills that will establish healthy relationships


To create healthier lifestyles centered around education & mental health


Resources for Healing


Restorative Mentoring for Women and Girls


Parent CSA Support Groups



Encouragement, and Empowerment to Heal

“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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