Real Beauty

17-Year-Old Wet Seal Model Talks Body Image

Karrie was born with Down syndrome. But she doesn't live her life dwelling on challenges. She pursues her dreams. Enthusiastically. Now she's a model for Wet Seal.

Love the Skin You're In

By Brie Mathers--I am an activist. Sometimes it rocks. Sometimes it feels like I am swimming against the stream. But it always feels true.

The Perfect Aging Treatment

By Taylor Kirkham--The fear of aging is a constant worry in our culture, yet is a fate that nobody has ever escaped. 

The Power of Confidence

By Taylor Kirkham--It's human nature to crave feelings of acceptance from our peers. The problem is that we are continuously fed the myth that we'll gain this approval not by accepting ourselves, but by battling our bodies and tearing our self-image into shreds.

Stella Boonshoft Disarms Bullies with Body Acceptance

"After years of struggling with my body image, there was no way to justify the bullying & torment I endured." So 18-year-old Stella decided to stand proud--and share that image with the world.

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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.

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