Media Influences

Did We Just Witness the First Empowering Super Bowl?

By Claire Trainor--The Super Bowl is arguably the most important sporting event in the United States.

Is Your Favorite Hashtag Body-Shaming?

By Dana Land--Social media can be a wonderful tool for bringing communities of likeminded people together to share ideas and goals.

Barbie’s New Look: Empowering or Not Enough? Our Writers Weigh In!

We all know that Barbie’s proportions are harmfully unrealistic; if the original doll were a real person, she wouldn’t be able to hold up her own head.

Body Positivity: How Much is Too Much?

By Rachael Hershon--A little over a year ago, I began to address a binge eating disorder that had followed me through most of my teen years.

The Power of Media Literacy

By Gisselli Rodriguez--Small waist, long legs, voluminous hair, big breasts. I was programmed to believe these were the ideal traits a girl must have to be deemed valuable.


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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.

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.