Beautiful You was started August of 2010 with our first weekend event April 2011. We have a passion for creating events that facilitate deep conversations regarding tough subjects. As the founder I struggled in middle school and high school with depression and low self-esteem and still have days that are difficult. There are so many outside pressures on women particularly. The way we dress, the way we have friendships, the way our bodies look. There are many things we carry inside that are locked away from the world. We put on happy faces and pretend that everything is fine, when inside that couldn't be farther from the truth. These events allow for a safe space to openly talk about those issues and grow in friendships from our willingness to be vulnerable.