Body Image

Why Body Image Activism Matters in a Big Way

More than 85,000 people signed Julia Bluhm's petition asking Seventeen to include an un-retouched photo spread each month. And she’s not the only activist stepping up. It’s time for a revolution. Here’s why.

Coping With "Fat Days" and Finding Happier Ones: I'm Trying Self-Acceptance on for Size

By Emma H.--Body image is a difficulty for almost every teenage girl in the world, especially those who are struggling with and recovering from an eating disorder.

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot: Your Summertime Self-Esteem Guide

As the weather heats up, we're hearing more and more talk about bathing suit stress. So we put together a go-to guide with this season's best self-esteem boosting posts. Check it out.

A Body Confidence Awakening: How I Learned to Stop Hiding Behind My Towel

By Holly A.--I’ve been heavier than almost all my friends and all the girls in my class since I was five years old.

What Words Would You Use To Describe Your Body?

Poppy Patrizza asked an interesting question on Twitter this morning: "What would it be like to describe your body without using negative words?" Need a shot of body confidence? Read the responses!


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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.