I Am Beautiful
A project by and for women in prison
It is our hope that everyone who reads this book will be encouraged and strengthened to stand up, count themselves worthy of dignity, and see themselves as beautiful within and without.
A high percentage of women in prison have experienced some form of abuse in their lives, whether emotional, physical or sexual. As a result, they still live with the effects of their trauma as they serve their sentences. They often have a poor self-image and feelings of worthlessness. The “I Am Beautiful” project strives to support their inner beauty as they rediscover self-esteem and worth.
The I Am Beautiful project invites women in prison to share their writings and art to be considered for an annual publication entitled “I Am Beautiful.” Their contributions make this book a work of their own. It also allows them to help other women in prisons across the country who may be struggling with the trauma of abuse
Free copies were sent to 90 women’s prisons across the United States.