Style at Any Size

How I Challenged the Lack of Diversity in High Fashion

By Emily Pennington--Most models are tall and skinny, and girls who do not fit that mold are very underrepresented in fashion and feel left out. I want to change that.

Aerie Proves That Body Positivity is Profitable

By Siena Roberts--Almost everyone has seen one of Aerie’s new ads. The #AerieReal campaign, launched last year, features unretouched models of all shapes and sizes.

Elle Magazine’s “Talking Body” Series is a Step in the Right Direction

By Kimberly Neil--How is it possible to change a long-established system? What influences diet culture—where do our societal perceptions of health and wellness come from?

Fashion Springs Forward: Observations from NYFW

By Pooja Patel--On Thursday, New York Fashion Week came to a close—meaning that we can let go of our hopes of seeing Karl Lagerfeld or Anna Wintour roaming the streets of SoHo or coolly exploring Moynihan Station.

France’s Ban on Underweight Models: Misguided Mistake or Long-Overdue Change?

Sarah and Angela, two of our Proud2Bme bloggers, share their views on France's new law requiring models to meet a minimum BMI. 


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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.