Lights, Camera...Reality

By Chelsea Freeborn--Diamond in the rough: "One whose unrefined external appearance or ungraceful behaviors belies a good or gentle character and untapped potential.'' I was a diamond in the rough, thrown at a young age into a world of well-polished and unrealistic "diamonds."

Hey, Lululemon CEO: Women's Bodies Aren't the Problem. Your Attitude Is.

By Julia Hakim--“Does Lululemon want women to be comfortable in their clothing, or uncomfortable in our own bodies?”

Street Style Blogging: Where Fashion & Feminism Play Nice

By Jazmin--I'm a a feminist. I'm also interested in fashion and personal style. It always sounds like I am contradicting myself when I say that out loud.

Demand Size Diversity, Ditch the Thin Shaming

By Claire Mysko--As the face of Banana Republic's latest Mad Men collection, model Coco Rocha has found herself on the receiving end of harsh comments about her weight. We're not cool with that.

Model Cameron Russell on Beauty Privilege and the Construction of Perfection

Wow, how much do we love Cameron Russell? The Victoria's Secret model is not afraid to talk about the realities of her own privilege and the problems with how we understand beauty in this culture.


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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.