Style at Any Size

Fashion Leapt Forward in 2016: What’s Next?

By Pooja Patel--As someone who loves fashion, but hates many parts of the industry itself, it is almost an assumption that I will be disappointed by the lack of diversity within the field. I am an Indian-American woman and I’ve never expected to see anyone who looks like me modeling, or, more importantly, creating the clothes and trends I so lovingly dote on.

Cultural Appropriation in Fashion: An Ugly Problem

By Ariel Beccia--The fashion industry is notorious for pushing boundaries – and making some serious blunders along the way. Whether it’s a lack of diversity on the catwalk or hyper-sexualized images of women in magazines, it seems as though there’s a new controversy with every season.

Opinion: Is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show an Illusion of Female Empowerment?

By Victoria James--The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show made its debut the last week of November, stirring up a lot of controversy regarding themes of body image, body positivity, and women empowerment. Much of the controversy was due to Victoria’s Secret featuring models with a specific body type (that being very tall and slim).

You Can Buy a “Smart Mirror” That Points Out Your Flaws - But Why Would You Want To?

By Kaitlin Irwin--Are you looking for yet another reminder that you’re not good enough? The HiMirror is primed and ready to go for you. For only $189, you can get daily critiques of your red spots, fine lines, and other skin blemishes.

The HiMirror comes with a 14-inch LCD screen to zero in on these rough patches and snap photographic evidence of the transgressions. The mirror’s technology is even integrated with the iOS and Android apps, so you won’t be able to escape the cold hard truth.

7 Strategies for Sticking It to the Store

By Kaitlin Irwin--I think we’ve all had the experience of browsing in a clothing store and realizing that they don’t carry our size, the ads are offensive and idealized, or something else that really hits at our self-esteem. If you ever wanted to call the company out, but weren’t sure how, here are some strategies for sticking it to the store.

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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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