The issue of ending violence against women and girls is a complicated one. The purpose of BEAUTY BITES BEAST
is to give women and girls tools to defend themselves while an assault is taking place, rather than expecting
others to rescue them. The film examines why empowerment self-defense is not as “normal” an idea as, for example, swimming lessons. Empowerment self-defense advocates, both women and men, have been systematically excluded from private and public policy conversations. The foundational ideas of BEAUTY BITES BEAST are based on having empowerment self-defense advocates included at the “solve violence against women and girls” discussion tables around the world.