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Is Melissa McCarthy's Elle Cover a Cover-up?

By Julia Hakim--Actress Melissa McCarthy is featured on the cover of Elle magazine, but many have been criticizing the magazine's choice to style the curvy actress in an oversized coat that hid her figure.

Proud2Bme in NYC, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles!

This is a BIG weekend for Proud2Bme. Do you live near NY, DC or LA? Find out how you can join us for events promoting body confidence and positive self-esteem!

Proud2Bme is Getting a Makeover: Share Your Feedback!

We want to hear your 100% honest opinions of our site as we make improvements.

2011 in Review: Proud2Bme Poll Results

2011 gave us a pretty amazing start. But before we move on to all the fun things ahead in the new year, we're taking a quick look back. Here's a roundup of our weekly poll results.

Beat Bullying: The Proud2Bme Anti-Bullying Week Guide

We asked, "Have you ever been bullied because of your appearance?" Nearly ninety percent of you said YES. It's time to change that. Have ideas? Want inspiration? Check out our guide.


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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.