Food & Cooking

When Juice Gets Dangerous

By Pooja Patel--We all fall into fads. Thirteen-year-old me was very excited about the possibility of the perfect Lizzie McGuire crimped hair, while twenty-one-year-old me most definitely thinks ombre hair is on the up.

Proud2Cook Indian Dahl (Vegetarian)

By Sydney Quick--As early as elementary school, I learned to classify foods as "good” or "bad,” rather than judge a food based on taste.

Participate in the #Proud2Cook Campaign!

We are happy to announce the relaunch of the Proud2Cook section of Proud2Bme!

The Proud2Cook section of our site is dedicated to sharing the amazing recipes YOU submit to us. These recipes can be anything you love to cook, bake, or simply piece together with the items in your kitchen fridge. As long as you love these recipes and they make you feel great about yourself, we want to feature them on our site!


By Amanda Connerton--Social media: what started out as a way to stay connected is quickly turning into a platform for revolution.

Last week I received an anonymous message on my blog which said: “Start tagging your food pics and selfies with food with #prettygirlseat and spread the word!!!!”

Pier One's Planner Problem

By Christina Keefer--I had a friend in high school that kept a very detailed planner. She color-coded her planner into categories: to-dos for school, for church, for the various clubs she was in, little personal reminders to herself, etc.

The great thing about the school-given planners was that each week had printed, uplifting messages.

"Teenagers need about 8 hours of sleep per night - so remember to go to bed early tonight!"


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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.

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