Beauty For Ashes

May 08, 2017

Krystian Leonard, 20, was born in New Mexico and raised in West Virginia where she currently attends West Virginia University Reed College of Media. She is the president of the nonprofit Shining S.C.A.R.S., which she founded four years ago, and is the author of the award winning children’s book, Shining Scars. A speaker at TEDx and Contagious Optimism Live, Krystian takes her anti-bullying and self acceptance message to area schools and teen conferences. She is interested in working in the television industry. Krystian enjoys spending time with her Chihuahua, traveling with family, and finding adventure.

Learn how one West Virginia high school student raises awareness and donations for underserved communities in Uganda. Dalton Hogue, the Project Coordinator for Beauty For Ashes, helps raise funds to supply fresh drinking wells, medical attention, and school funds for women and children in Uganda.