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Personal Stories

Bullying Triggered My Eating Disorder

By Yaritza Soto--Being bullied can damage your body image. It makes you lose self-confidence and it can scar you--not just physically, but mentally. That's what happened to me.

Personal Stories

VIDEO: Why It's Okay to Be Fat: A Story of Self-Acceptance

Golda went on her first diet when she was in nursery school. She spent the next 24 years trying to lose weight and feeling bad about her "failures." Then she tried something different. And it worked.

Teen Activism

Abercrombie & Fitch: It's Time to Redefine "Cool"

By Benjamin O'Keefe--When I began my petition against Abercrombie & Fitch just over two weeks ago, I had no idea what it would become. I had no idea that it would inspire a movement.

Teen Activism

Abercrombie & Fitch: Stop Making Teens Feel Worthless

My name is Benjamin O’Keefe. I am 18 years old and I have quite a few titles. I am professional stage and film actor, an activist, a political consultant and a public speaker. Oh, and I am me.

Personal Stories

The Power of Words

Carly Bitz--“If we could just put your face on your sister’s body, we’d have the perfect girl.” That single sentence haunted me for years. If you repeat something enough to yourself, you’ll start to believe it.


Tunes: I Love Myself, I Love the World

"I love myself, I love the world. There's so much life I wanna feel. There's so much more to transformation than what loneliness can heal." Preach it, Nomy Lamm! This song is POWERFUL.

Personal Stories

Celebrating My Birthdays

By Annie Stewart--I really have several birthdays. Of course my first birthday is the anniversary of my birth. But the others? The others are the days I celebrate my recovery.

Teen Activism

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Lauren Myers

By Mary Streech--Lauren Myers is a high school student and body image activist who created Project Beautiful, a community initiative that encourages the acceptance of all body shapes and sizes.

Teen Activism

Tips for Being a Body Image Activist

By Mary Streech--Being a positive body image activist is exciting, but sometimes it's difficult to know where to start. Here are my tips to make the thought of starting a positive body image movement less scary!


VIDEO: This One Is For You...

A powerful video about the glory of recovery. "This moment is for you, for you to hear me when I say that the only thing that was ever ugly about me was YOU." Watch it. Now.

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