Activism

Love Every Inch

By Mattie McGarey--I have to admit, I used to always feel self-conscious when people asked the question, “Aren’t you a little… old to be a Girl Scout?”

The Selfie Project

By Emma Shakarshy--What is the purpose of a selfie? And what is its impact on self-esteem? How do we begin to love ourselves, selfie and all?

The nine fearless middle schoolers of the Longmont Colorado Girl Scout Troop 3392 set out to find out the answer to these questions.  With the inspiration of Dove’s Selfie video, they created the Selfie Project, an interactive event aimed to increase self-esteem and show young people that they are more beautiful, inside and out.

#DearMe

By Sarah Wood--The media inundates young women with images of “perfection” on a regular basis, which is why YouTube’s and Tumblr’s latest campaign, #DearMe, is so refreshing. 

Victory! Fat is Not a Feeling!

By Catherine Weingarten--For about four years now I have been involved in the body positivity activist community and have worked with such activist organizations as Realize Your Beauty Inc, the National Eating Disorders Association, Proud2BMe, and Caroline Rothstein. 

Starting from Scratch: Temple University Activism

By Kaitlyn Oberg--It started with a research project.

In August of 2014, I embarked on the first stage of my journey to autonomy, more casually known as “going to college.

Poll

Does your campus have eating disorder resources?
 

About Us

Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens. We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

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