About Us

Beauty for Ashes Seminars, Inc. (BFA) is a non-profit organization created to help young men and women redefine beauty. Ignited by the simple statement “There is nothing good to like about myself,” Brigitte Madan had a vision to help others see past the superficial meaning of beauty and self-worth. BFA is a series of workshops that explores how body image and self-esteem are impacted by multiple influences, including perspective, media, gender, and culture. Through a variety of activities, interactive lectures, and take home challenges, participants reflect on the true meaning of beauty: our personality, our behaviors, and the way we carry ourselves. BFA shines light on the fact that no matter what we have experienced in our lives, we can rise from the ashes and see the splendor in the world and ourselves.