Body Image

VIDEO: Why It's Okay to Be Fat: A Story of Self-Acceptance

Golda went on her first diet when she was in nursery school. She spent the next 24 years trying to lose weight and feeling bad about her "failures." Then she tried something different. And it worked.

Love the Skin You're In

By Brie Mathers--I am an activist. Sometimes it rocks. Sometimes it feels like I am swimming against the stream. But it always feels true.

Beauty Ideals Around the World

By Annie Stewart--I have been learning so much during my semester in Thailand. One of the most impacting lessons has been that of beauty, body image & how they relate to a woman’s identity.

Photoshop Action: Don't Manipulate

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty wanted to make a point to industry professionals who rely on photo retouching to "beautify." Check out this video of what they did.

Expert Q&A: Talking to Your Mom About Weight & Body Image

Q: How do I talk to my mom about the uncomfortable feelings I have about my body or my weight?


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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.