Lose Hate, Not Weight: An Interview with Virgie Tovar

By Catherine Weingarten--I recently connected with awesome body-positive activist, Virgie Tovar, to get more insight into how she got started with her activist journey. 

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Emma Shakarshy

By Chelsea Kronengold--Today is Youth Outreach Coordinator, Emma Shakarshy’s, last day at Proud2Bme. In Emma’s time as Youth Outreach Coordinator, she grew the Proud2Bme presence immensely. 

Meet the Artist: Phoebe Wahl

By Emma Shakarshy--Some body positive art makes you feel warm inside, glowing and full. Phoebe Wahl's art makes me feel just that, alive and connected to myself. An artist currently living in Bellingham, Washington, Phoebe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with BFA in illustration.

Fat Ladies in Spaaaaace

By Catherine Weingarten--I recently was lucky enough to interview Theo Nicole Lorenz about her work.  Theo is an artist who dabbles in many mediums, but caught Proud2Bme's attention with her body positive coloring book "Fat Ladies in Spaaaaace."

Biggest Loser Contestant Kai Hibbard Speaks Out

By Shirley Wang--Kai Hibbard competed on Season 3 of The Biggest Loser, but she ended up losing much more than weight.

Now a body acceptance activist, motivational speaker, and writer, Kai strives to expose the dangers behind this popular TV show and encourage people to embrace themselves and their bodies. She has been featured in Time, Good Morning America, ABC News, The Huffington Post, and People, among countless other magazines and newscasts. 


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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.

Proud2Bme was first launched in the Netherlands by Riverduinen, a mental health organization that has licensed the concept to the National Eating Disorders Association. Unless otherwise noted, all original content on this site is copyright The National Eating Disorders Association. The Proud2Bme brand, logos, and trademarks are property of Rivierduinen.