Putting our Beauty and Gifts into Action

Give Beauty Wings is a non-profit that runs workshops in conjunction with schools, corporations, and governments since 2010

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Organizations Impacted


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Students Served

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What We Do

Over the past decade, Xian’s Give Beauty Wings programs evolved into a non-profit, which offers self-esteem courses with an emphasis on leadership for people from all backgrounds, especially traditionally marginalized groups such as women, people of color and people with disabilities.

We offer

  • Self-Esteem Courses and Mentorship
  • Corporate Workshops and Speaking
  • Employment Workshops

Give Beauty Wings offers self-esteem programs for all ages that are tailored to individual and organizational needs. We encourage the universal beauty of everyone and the individual gifts and full potential of every participant (especially those with disabilities).

Taught by founder Xian Horn and special guest speakers and mentors, GBW Workshops focus on discussions and hands-on activities on a variety of topics: rethinking and examining culture, judgment, self-judgment, perfection, ability, disability, authenticity, gifts, career, and life purpose.

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Our Partners

Give Beauty Wings has presented workshops at United Cerebral Palsy, the Center for the Independence of the Disabled NY, the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, M.S. 131 in Chinatown, the Jewish Community Center Manhattan, the Thomas Jefferson School in Missouri, the Lower East Side Girls Club, the Standing Tall school (a school for non-verbal children), the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities in Indiana, and at the New York City Lab School, where she served as its commencement speaker in 2014.

Past and Current Partners
NYU, State of Indiana, NBC Universal, Target, Amazon, NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Goldman-Sachs, Xandr, Accessible Dispatch, Zappos, Estée Lauder

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Our Events

In 2019, Give Beauty Wings hosted its inaugural event, a storytelling celebration featuring seven speakers with disabilities called “Finding Your Superpower,” for roughly 200 attendees. This was made possible with the support of Xandr, Goldman-Sachs, Accessible Dispatch, and generous individual donors.

In 2023, Give Beauty Wings will be hosting both in-person and virtual events to support employment, the arts, mentoring and financial literacy especially for people with disabilities. Stay tuned for our programming schedule!

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“Xian is a gifted teacher who knows how to create the best learning experience. She brings out the best in others by leading with infectious positivity, authenticity, and empathy. Her words continue to inspire many.“

— — Dr. Yumi Shimabukuro, Director, Urban & Social Policy Program. Faculty, Columbia University

Get Involved

Give Beauty Wings is always looking to partner with organizations and individual passionate about the empowerment of all marginalized groups, especially those improving the lives of people with disabilities!

We’d love to hear your ideas and find ways to collaborate.

Support People with Disabilities


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