Style at Any Size

The "Dad Bod" Double Standard

By Kate Leddy--I’ve been hearing a lot about the “dad bod” lately. 

Love Your Lines

By Claire Trainor--My sophomore year of high school, my friends and I sat around the table in our English class talking. Out of the blue, one of the boys I knew said, “I would never date a girl with stretch marks.”

Abercrombie & Fitch Changes Its "Hot" Salesclerk Policy (FINALLY!)

By River Zain Ceballos--Nothing makes me happier than the idea that society is opening up to different types of beauty.

Most of you my age have heard of the store Abercrombie & Fitch.

I know in my local mall the store windows are plastered with young men with ripped torsos and a beach background. The Abercrombie & Fitch models are the epitome of the ultimate California beach boy, right down to the surf board and rock hard physique.

Back to the Victorian Era

By Ashley M. Williams--Recently, I heard about this new phenomenon that is gaining popularity: body shaping Victorian era style AKA waist training.  Kim Kardashain and her sister, Khloe, have been strong supporters of it, promoting the constricting devices on Instagram.

Feminist Lingerie: Neon Moon

By Annie Zomaya--Here’s something you probably haven’t heard of before: feminist lingerie. Bras and knickers designed for YOUR body and NOT for the male gaze. Sound too good to be true? Neon Moon, established by Hayat Rachi in London, is taking on a whole new look and feel for women’s undergarments!


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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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