Wednesday, September 28, 2011

See Beautiful Woman of the Month

If you haven't visited the Girls & Women's section of See Beautiful this month, you haven't had a chance to meet our See Beautiful Woman of the Month. She is an incredible person and we are thrilled to share her with you. Additionally, we are highlighting the wonderful organizations for Girls and Women that we also feature in the "Girls and Women" section of our website. Please check them out below. We highly recommend supporting them!

 See Beautiful Woman of the Month: KRISHANA KRAFT

Krishana Kraft is beautiful. We are honored to feature her as our September See Beautiful woman of the month. While See Beautiful is raising awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we recognize that Krishana is by no means a child, but her post honors the bravery, strength and sense of humor it takes to battle cancer with love (and we also think she'd like to be thought of as having a child-like spirit).

Krishana's post is inspiring, empowering, hopeful, happy and well, let's be honest, down right beautiful.

By Krishana Kraft:
"It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I believe beauty is at first in the eye of my Creator. He knew me before I was born, what I would be like, the family and friends I would have, what would make me laugh, and what would make me cry. He knew that I would go through cancer, that I wouldn't always understand why bad things happen and how to create beauty of out yuck. The reason I'm beautiful and the reason my life is full of beauty is because He creates beauty. He creates beauty out of ashes: out of disappointments, out of shattered dreams, out of broken hearts and broken lives. Others may have looked at my Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma diagnosis in March 2010 and thought, How could beauty ever come out of something that takes away your energy, your hair and sometimes even your life? But He brought beauty, smiles, laughter, joy and indescribable peace throughout that part of my journey. While it was hard and I wouldn't want to go through it again, I don't regret that part of my story because He used it to create beauty and it has made me who I am today. I'm excited to share that I've been in remission since June 17, 2010.

My hope and prayer now is that I can be a vessel of His beauty to share with the world. I especially want teen girls to know that they are beautiful because of Who created them. That is my life mission: to declare His beauty wherever I go.  "To all who mourn in Zion, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for His own glory." (Isaiah 61:3)"

You can visit Krishana Kraft's wonderful blog (and we highly recommend it) HERE.
Krishana Kraft lives in Vienna, Austria and is passionate about mentoring teen girls.

Recommending a See Beautiful Girl or Woman of the Month

Every month See Beautiful™will select a beautiful girl or woman of the month.

Here's how is works:
1. You email us (mystory@seebeautiful) why YOU or SOMEONE you know is beautiful. You can talk about your own beauty or how you see beautiful in the world.
2. In your email, include contact information so we can email you if you're selected.
3. You'll be free to share a picture of yourself or any image you want that feels represents you.
4. We'll feature all you beautiful girls and women and can't wait to show society how BEAUTIFUL we are!!


As we scour the planet searching for See Beautiful™ exemplars, we'll share them here. Consider this a resource for finding more like-minded people involved in the movement to support girls and womens' recognition of their own beauty, strength, and ability.

  • ALLIANCE FOR GIRLS: "Girl-centered, Community-based organizations and individuals committed to assessing and addressing girls’ needs and helping girls reach their potential": 
  • AMAZING WOMEN ROCK: They honor, support, and celebrate amazing women!
  • BEAUTY REDEFINED:  "Taking back 'beauty' for girls and women everywhere!"
  • BEAUTY COCOON: Committed to "helping young women to realize their potential and live life to the full through exploring their identity."
  • CARE: "Defending dignity. Fighting poverty."
  • DAY OF THE GIRL: "The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, celebrating, discussing, and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe."
  • EVE'S CIRCLE: "Empowering the girls of today to become the women of tomorrow!"
  • FEELGOOD STYLE: "Reclaiming what style means by choosing products that are good for you and for the planet and by focusing on health, happiness, and natural beauty, inside and out."
  • FLOWER POWER MOM: Honoring the truth about motherhood after 40
  • GIRL ADRENALINE PRODUCTIONS: "Bridging the gap between girls & bullying, social media dangers & sedentary lifestyles."
  • GIRLS FOR A CHANGE: Where "girl power" and activism result in change.
  • GIRLS GUIDE TO SWAGGER: On a mission to raise female confidence and empower women
  • GIRLS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: "Inspiring girls to be their true selves"
  • GIRLS ONLY CLUB: Reaching out to girls worldwide to help them "appreciate differences, life situations, or overall hardships"
  • GLOBAL FUND WOMEN: "Promoting women's economic security, health, education and leadership"
  • GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA: One woman's belief in the power of her voice
  • GLOBAL WOMEN'S NETWORK: "striving to be the largest collaborative information source on women’s and girls’ organizations operating around the world."
  • SHE HEROS: Inspiring girls to be the world's next heroes
  • SHE'S THE FIRST: Committed to providing education for young girls
  • THE GIRL EFFECT: Arming Girls and Women with the opportunity to make a difference
  • THINK PEACE WORKSHOP: Committed to teaching peace building through global awareness and sensitivity
  • UN WOMEN: "United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls
  • WE ARE PRICELESS: Committed to helping women understand they are "priceless"
  • WOMEN FOR WOMEN: Helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
Are you looking for a tangible reminder to see beautiful, or know someone who needs one? Check out our See Beautiful Products  (and feel good knowing a portion of proceeds from every purchase is donated to charity. This month a portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Pablove Foundation.). Click HERE


  1. Thank you so much for sharing with us this story - Krishana, every one of your word expresses the beauty of life and love of God - It is such a beautiful message you sent us.

    Thank you as well for all these amazing links - They really show us all the good work that is done and make me want to make a new move and start seeing beautiful everyday.

  2. We visited Krishana's site and read her previous posts. Golden Thanks for featuring her. Great links and resources that we will share with our friends. Lots of Golden LOVE, Sugar


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