Interviews

Brazilian Illustrator Marcela Sabiá is Challenging the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health, Body Image & Disability

By Diana Denza--Marcela Sabiá is a 26-year-old Brazilian illustrator who loves dogs, astrology, and creating art that makes the world a better place.

Professional Ballerina Colleen Werner Wants to Create a Body-Positive Dance World

By Diana Denza--Colleen Werner, a professional ballerina in New York City, first got involved with dance when she was only three years old. Today, after overcoming body hatred and an eating disorder, Werner hopes to inspire others to stand up to an industry that pressures dancers to meet often-impossible body standards.

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Kate Leddy

Proud2Bme’s Rock Star feature honors the work of young activists in the body image and eating disorders awareness fields. In this interview, Proud2Bme writer Kate Leddy tells us more about herself and the incredible projects she’s been involved with.

Circus Performer Kayla Dyches is Using Aerial Art to Overcome Anorexia

If any of you haven’t already watched Great Big Story’s video about American circus artist Kayla Dyches, “How the Circus Saved My Life,” then you need to go watch it right now! In this inspiring and unique video, Kayla talks about her struggles with anorexia and how her passion for aerial continues to pull her away from her eating disorder.

Jewelry Campaign Encourages Women to “Keep Going”

Jennifer Potter, a jewelry designer from Key West, Florida, started a campaign around a piece that showcases women from all walks of life. The 14K gold necklace reads “keep going” and was designed to encourage all women who have been through struggle, whether with disease or eating disorders.

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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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