Meet Our Team
Founder/ Executive Director
At the age of 16, Taylor Hui started the BeaYOUtiful program with a specific goal set in-line; to have a girl look in the mirror, and feel beautiful. For a dream that seemed so simple, Taylor experienced first hand the struggles and challenges women face today to feel confident in their own skin. With multiple friends suffering from body-image issues and eating disorders, she knew action was needed to inspire young girls about the importance of self-love.
“All to often I have seen a girl walk into our program, hiding her face from the world and remain voiceless because lack of confidence has gotten the best of her. Each week the BeaYOUtiful Mentors works to overcome these issues, teaching about living a balanced lifestyle, igniting passion, setting goals and learning to discover inner-beauty. I then have the privilege to see this girl walk out with her head held high, glowing with confidence and seeking beauty in everything around her. That is what I live for…the moment when BeaYOUtiful changes I life. That is why I know BeaYOUtiful works, because I have seen the successful results. And that is why I will continue to put my heart and soul into this movement towards self-love.”
When you can’t find her in business meetings or teaching classes under the BeaYOUtiful Program, Taylor works internationally in both the acting and modelling industry. With an addiction to traveling the world, in the past years she has lived in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Thailand for contracted work. Additionally Taylor is an employee for the City of Surrey Special Events Team, and is a professional figure skater and coach within Vancouver, BC. She currently attends Simon Fraser University, getting a degree in International Studies.
Program Community Counsellor
Jordan Wilson is 25 years old from Mayne Island, BC. Growing up in a small town, the big city felt unobtainable at times; however, upon researching the Community Counselling program at Vancouver Community College, Jordan was inspired and motivated to make a life change. She moved to Vancouver and completed the program in 2014 to become a Certified Community Counsellor.
“I have always known that helping people is what I wanted to do with my life and the community counselling program really spoke to me, and seemed like the perfect first step in that direction.The program opened my eyes to so many aspects of the counselling world and got me in touch with beautiful people that were passionate about supporting and helping others in all walks of life. Which continues to inspire me to this day.”
After hearing about Beautiful from a friend and having an interview to become a mentor within the program, Jordan felt so unbelievably inspired by Taylor’s vision and passion and felt that this program was the perfect fit. “Struggling with self esteem and self confidence growing up, I felt that Beautiful touched my heart so strongly because I know how much I would have benefited from a program like this growing up and I can not imagine a more rewarding and wonderful thing then helping young girls see their inner beauty and learn to love themselves unconditionally.”
Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
“After witnessing first-hand what a bad concept of beauty and self image can do to a girl, I realized the importance of a program like BeaYOUtiful, and I’m glad to be helping with this cause.”
Chris Huynh is a business student at Simon Fraser University who became involved with BeaYOUtiful as soon as he found it, signing up with the intention to help in any way he could. His application interview blew away the Board of Directors, with his passion and need to see a change in the world of women and self-conﬁdence. Chris is responsible for Recruitment and Outreach, helping to expand the program further across the lower mainland in order to inspire more youth.
Currently a Biology major at the University of British Columbia, Iryna has a passion for learning new things and hearing the stories of the new people she meets. She believes in the importance of empowering young girls to see the beauty and strength within themselves.
“The BeaYOUtiful program is a wonderful opportunity to meet and build connections with inspiring individuals. These connections are built on kindness, acceptance, personal growth and go on to become lasting friendships. It has been a joy for me to take part in a program like this because empowering one girl, and giving them the freedom and opportunity to reach their full potential, empowers us all.”
Taking on any challenge with enthusiam and a smile, Iryna can be found juggling a busy schedule but she always makes time for every new and exciting venture with BeaYOUtiful. She hopes that one day every girl finds the confidence within herself to pursue their every dream without a doubt.
Marishka Kumar is currently a Sociology major at Kwantlen Polytechnic University directing her focus on youth and special needs individuals. Her enthusiasm to be of service to others’ is evident in the quality of customer service she consistently delivers, having acquired effective communication skills, learned to build relationships with the public, and efficiently adapt to changing situations in both individual and large groups.
“I love being a part of this organization. I believe so strongly in everything the program has to offer and I love to be apart of any opportunity to help it grow and develop.”
Alyssa Magahis likes to make cheesy jokes and enjoys making music with elders at a local nursing home. She found that through volunteering and helping others, she gained more than just happiness, but she discovered her passion. Currently, Alyssa is a health sciences student who aspires to become a pediatric nurse.
Taking on the role as Event Coordinator was something new for Alyssa, yet she continues to impress the team as she thrives in the high-pressure position. Her determination to see success at every event has resulted in great amount of funding raised for the program, all thanks to Alyssa and the BeaYOUtiful team’s strong dedication and passion to spread beauty and confidence.
“It is so hard for girls to be themselves, in a society always demanding them to live up to certain beauty standards. I believe girls should look beyond the physical and materialistic, and find beauty in the courage and kindness in their hearts. The BeaYOUtiful movement is changing girls’ lives and I am so excited to be a part of something so inspirational! BeaYOUtiful aims to ignite a fire in every girls’ soul, and help them to believe in themselves a little more than they did before.” -Alyssa Magahis
Body image & self esteem was something Dani struggled with for the first 22 years of my life. She felt, as most do, that the constant pressures from society and social media have made it almost impossible to love yourself for how you are and for what you do for the world instead of your physical appearance.
“I remember being 10 years old and starting to notice I was bigger then other kids. 10 YEARS OLD! I don’t think we realize how young girls start to compare themselves to others and start being exposed to these “standards” of beauty. Having had a program like BeaYOUtiful at such a pivotal time in my childhood would have changed everything for me, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to be on board and teach these girls what I’ve learnt about self love and positive body image over the course of my life.” “
Alishba is a second year Biology student at SFU and aiming to go to med school after my undergrad. She has a passion for giving back to others and expresses the at most positive attitude inspiring young girls to find self-confidence!
“Volunteering for BeaYOUtiful has not only allowed me to help young girls boost their confidence, but it has tremendously empowered me to keep pushing forward, even when I feel like I can’t do it. I have always doubted myself when it comes to academics, but through BeaYOUtiful I’ve learned that half of the outcome depends on having confidence in yourself and your attitude, whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t.”
Born and raised in North Vancouver Jill has a passion for outdoor adventures. creating magic in the kitchen, and anything that is cuddly and covered in fur (check her purse and there is a constant supply of dog treats!). She grew up as the go to person for planning her friends parties and school events, which led to a passionate career in planning events. She currently runs her own company in Vancouver working with other small business owners and entrepreneurs. Her favourite part of running her own events business is connecting with inspiring and unique clients and leaving them with lasting memories from their events. She got involved with Beayoutiful to support a cause she feels very strongly about from her experiences with bullying as a youth.
“It has been so rewarding to be a part of a program that I can see the differences in the girls in the class after one day. What Taylor and her team have created here, is in my opinion, invaluable for the healthy growth of young girls. This has been an amazing experience and I hope to stay involved in future programs!”
Guest Speaker- Mobile Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist
Alysha Mcloughlin is a mobile makeup artist and hair stylist in Vancouver, BC. having graduated from John Casablancas Institute and on her way to making her dreams reality. In the past, Alysha has successfully received her hairdressing license from Surrey Community College and has now been in the hair industry for 2 years. She truly believes that being confident in your own skin is so important. Being in the beauty industry is so rewarding. Not a day goes by where Alysha say’s that she doesn’t want to go to work. You can do anything you set you’re mind to you just got to believe you can do it.
“I am so honoured to have been a part of Taylor Hui’s BeaYOUtiful organization. It was such an incredible experience to see all the girls feel confident in their own body’s. I believe it is so important to love who you are from the inside and out. Please join the Forever BeaYOUtiful movement and experience the joy I had in being a part of such an amazing organization.”
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