Mental Health Matters: An Interview with Wear Your Label's Kayley Reed

By Laura Porter--Clothing can be a means of self-expression, a way to send a message to the world about your identity and your story.

Ask the Expert: An Interview with Dr. KJ

Dr. Kjerstin "KJ" Gruys is the author of "Dear KJ," a weekly advice column featured on

Blogging for Recovery: An Interview with Body Boop’s Nicole Rohr Stephani

By Pooja Patel--When you are struggling with an eating disorder or weight-related issues it can be hard to find an outlet where you feel comfortable speaking openly.

HuffPo’s Tyler Kingkade is Changing the Way We Talk About Male Body Image

By Ellie Herman--Body image is a universal struggle. Too often though, the focus is placed solely on women's feelings about their bodies' inadequacies.

Instagramming for Change: An Interview with Megan of Body Positive Panda

By Kimberly Neil--As described on, Megan from the UK is a “recovered anorexic, recovered self-loather,” and also “your average 22-year-old, taking a stand against a world that profits from teaching us to hate ourselves.”


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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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