Style at Any Size

Breaking the Skinny Mirror

By Claire Trainor--Honest confession: I don’t remember the last time I went into a dressing room and felt positive about my reflection in the mirror. No matter how great I think my body looks that day, no matter what clothes I’m trying on, no matter what store I’m in, dressing rooms make me feel pretty awful.

Stop the Mannequin Madness

By Joanna Kay--TRIGGER WARNING. THIS PIECE CONTAINS PHOTOS OF VERY THIN MANNEQUINS THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME READERS. 

In this edition of “face-palming moments from the fashion world,” we bring you one of the strangest updates yet: emaciated mannequins.

Picture Day

By Ellie Herman--Picture Day in high school was, for many, an anxiety trigger. After all, these were the photos our classmates would see at the end of the year in the yearbook, the photos our teachers would have in their class databases, and the ID photos we would show to enter R-rated movies and school football games.

Urban Outfitters and the "New Normal"

By Amanda Jones--When I first read the latest article on Urban Outfitters’ most recent body image blunder (TRIGGER WARNING: THIGH GAP AHEAD), I was outraged.

Beautiful

By K.F. Lim

The first time 
I actually believed I was beautiful
Was when,
at age 20

A trans friend of mine 
Surveyed my Asian eyes 
Looking accusatorially at my reflection
Staring at my protruding tummy
Stretching and poking at my skin
As I wondered out loud whether
I could wear a midriff baring top
Because I didn’t have “that typical skinny Asian schoolgirl figure”

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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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