Body Image

Truth in Advertising: Giving Up "Supposed To"

By Crystal Bonilla--Growing up in a Colombian household taught me that the single most important things in my life were to be beautiful enough for a smart, rich man to like me and to keep my sexuality strapped down for the sake of a fabricated virginity everyone was more concerned about than I was.

Bullying Triggered My Eating Disorder

By Yaritza Soto--Being bullied can damage your body image. It makes you lose self-confidence and it can scar you--not just physically, but mentally. That's what happened to me.

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.

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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.

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.