Body Image

6 Harmful Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

By Jeanette Suros--While in recovery, a lot of people have said, “I understand what you went through. I have been on diets and have struggled with my body.”

Getting Through a Breakup When You Have an Eating Disorder

By Hannah Pesch--There’s no denying that breakups are always hard. It can take months—even years—to completely heal and be ready to move on. When you have an eating disorder (ED), it can be even harder.

Love Means Everything When You Truly Love Yourself

By Ashley Michelle Williams--Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.It’s a time of the year when we can share a fun, romantic time with the person we hold dearly within our hearts. But for others, Valentine’s Day is also a day that connects with the love that human beings personally have for themselves.

Early Intervention Set Me Free

By Ini Ross--They tell you that struggle is just part of the story. That the obstacles you confront, the scars you gather and the fears you face are just a part of life.

Diversifying Barbie: An Interview with Karen Byrd of Natural Girls United!

By Anna Kilar--As a young girl, Karen remembers playing with her Barbie dolls and wondering why the African-American dolls did not look like her.

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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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