Body Positivity

Body-Positivity Isn’t Body-Exhibitionism

By Kaitlin Irwin—Earlier this year, Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver of the Indy Star mused about the body-positive movement and how they just don’t really get it. These two women do understand that women want to feel more represented in popular culture and the media.

5 Reasons to Put Yourself First

By Kim Drastal--You’re the kind of person who would do anything to make a friend smile, who would sacrifice something you wanted to do to help a relative and who would take care of everyone else before even thinking of yourself.

Are Body-Positive Trends Really Helping?

By Kaitlin Irwin--Female body confidence is at an all-time low. Upon hearing this news, I was saddened but not surprised. In an era of body positivity and celebrating diversity, it seems strange that women still have such low self-esteem.

5 Extracurriculars We All Wish Existed

By Ariel Beccia--Oh, high school. These are the years that we’re supposed to acquire necessary educational skills, mature in our relationships with others and generally prepare for life ahead.

It’s 2016 and Disabled People Continue to Live on the Margins of Society

By Katrin Alyss--Many people don’t realize that living as a disabled person can be especially difficult, not because of the disability itself, but because abled individuals discriminate against us.


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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.

Proud2Bme was first launched in the Netherlands by Riverduinen, a mental health organization that has licensed the concept to the National Eating Disorders Association. Unless otherwise noted, all original content on this site is copyright The National Eating Disorders Association. The Proud2Bme brand, logos, and trademarks are property of Rivierduinen.