Personal Stories

Disability and Body Positivity

By Erin Cowley--In high school, I was the classic overachiever. My identity was (and to a certain extent still is) wrapped up in doing everything and doing it well.

Holidays in a Latino Culture: Greetings from a “Gordito”

By Jorge Reyes--Everyone seems to enjoy the holidays because they get to see their family and friends at a special time of the year. As college students, we love the holidays because we get to go back home, see our families, and enjoy free rent, free cable, and especially enjoy the FREE FOOD.  But that is not always the case for everyone.

Post-Holiday Reflections

Hello everyone! River Zain Ceballos here! Actor, print model, spokesperson and activist...but my most valuable title, human. I am honored to be back here, connecting with you all as I see Proud2BMe as a sort of hub or hangout when I am feeling down, need inspiration or feel like sharing some tips with you all as a bulimic in recovery.

I'm Sick of Halloween Fat Shaming and the Pressure to be Sexy

By Chelsea Kronengold--According to the movie Mean Girls, "Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." Seriously… there is only one day a year that a girl can dress the way she wants to dress and nobody can comment or judge?!

A Recovery Post That Talks About Real Recovery

By Claire Trainor--I want to preface this by saying a few things: I don’t mean to sound insensitive. I don’t mean to belittle the experience of suffering, because I know how real it is to hurt in the way that millions are hurt.


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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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