Body Image

Truth in Advertising: What Kind of World Do You Want to Live In?

By Caroline Feller-Howard--"You're too old. You're not thin enough. You're not pretty enough. You're not showing enough skin.

Bon Appetit, Mademoiselle: Ditching the Dieting Daze for a Summer of Inner Love

By Brie Mathers--I am sitting, legs crossed on the sidewalk of an outdoor café in Old Montreal, the dew covering my skin from yoga class lifting into the summer night as the sun's final salutations bow low against the ancient architecture of the Vieux-Port.

Truth in Advertising: Cosmetic Surgery Isn't Simply a "Personal Choice"

By Breanna Khorrami--Everywhere I look I’m bombarded with advertising: advertisements for clothing, advertisments for electronics, advertisements for furniture.

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.


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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.