Interviews

Taking Up Space: An Interview with Beck Cooper

“You gave me strength to be confident and to love myself and my body. Thank you beck!!”—darksecretsss, Tumblr

By Laura Porter--This is just one of many posts on poet Beck Cooper’s Tumblr page from people around the web who have been inspired by her words.  Beck's poetry is expressive, emotional and most of all passionate.

An Interview With Jes Baker: Why it’s Important to #LoveTheMirror

By Rachael Hershon--Today, I had the honor of interviewing one of my Body Positive heroes, Jes Baker.  Jes Baker is the brains behind the popular Body Positivity blog, The Militant Baker, where she writes about feminism, mental health, body advocacy, and self-love with nothing but absolute honesty.  This year, Jes urges her readers to make a life-changing resolution: to love the mirror. 

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Margy McCallum

By Chelsea Kronengold-- Meet Margy, an inspiring young activist who formed a Proud2Bme club at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, MO.

"Not About Your Waist": An Interview with Natty Valencia

By Chelsea Kronengold-- When I first heard Meghan Trainor’s hit song, “All About That Bass,” I was instantly hooked. Not only did it have a catchy beat, but it was one of the few billboard charts to celebrate body diversity. However, as time went on, people, myself included, took a deeper look at Trainor’s song and realized it was less body-positive than meets the eye.

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Chelsea Kronengold

By Jen Rubino--Meet Chelsea, our new volunteer Proud2Bme National Outreach Coordinator! She is helping to organize Proud2Bme teams all across the country.

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