Style Has No Size: An Interview with zacheser of Chubby Guy Swag

By River Zain Ceballos--I'm extremely proud to introduce you all to zacheser, creator of the blog Chubby Guy Swag. zacheser was nice enough to let us into his world, share his tips, and offer advice for young men who struggle with what they see in the mirror.

Writing for Recovery: An Interview with Author Neesha Arter

By Michelle Zaydlin--I recently had the honor of connecting with Neesha Arter, a writer who published Controlled, her account of surviving sexual assault and a battle with anorexia.

Embrace Being Different: An Interview with Olympian + Author Jessica Smith

By Emily Winter--Jessica Smith, an Olympian, a motivational speaker, and a social media figurehead, has a long list of impressive accomplishments that trail her name.

Photography for Change: An Interview with Alyscia Cunningham

By Kimberly Neil--Can people be beautiful without retouching or makeup? Of course, but this is easy to forget sometimes. Advertising is such a huge part of our society, and images of beautiful – but also, heavily Photoshopped – people are everywhere. I got the chance to interview the author of Feminine Transitions, a book that demonstrates how refreshing natural beauty can be.

An Interview with (This Is) Meagan Kerr

By Emily Winter--All too often we’re bombarded with the same, frankly inaccurate, depictions of beauty.  The notion of the “ideal” body is constantly on display in our lives where we see overwhelming amounts of edited, cropped and airbrushed models, flooding our Instagram accounts and dominating advertising campaigns for our favorite brands. 


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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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