Picture Day

By Ellie Herman--Picture Day in high school was, for many, an anxiety trigger. After all, these were the photos our classmates would see at the end of the year in the yearbook, the photos our teachers would have in their class databases, and the ID photos we would show to enter R-rated movies and school football games.

Can Toys Really Play A Role In Your Self-Acceptance?

By Ashley Michelle Williams--Although I know it is little after the holidays, there is still something that happened in the toy aisle that I think should be addressed. It has to do with one of my favorite toys growing up: Barbie.

Urban Outfitters and the "New Normal"

By Amanda Jones--When I first read the latest article on Urban Outfitters’ most recent body image blunder (TRIGGER WARNING: THIGH GAP AHEAD), I was outraged.


By K.F. Lim

The first time 
I actually believed I was beautiful
Was when,
at age 20

A trans friend of mine 
Surveyed my Asian eyes 
Looking accusatorially at my reflection
Staring at my protruding tummy
Stretching and poking at my skin
As I wondered out loud whether
I could wear a midriff baring top
Because I didn’t have “that typical skinny Asian schoolgirl figure”

Another Year of No Resolutions

By Catherine Weingarten--A few years ago I wrote a blog post for Proud2Bme called “A Year of No Resolutions.” In this piece I talked about how much pressure there is on young women to focus their resolutions on weight loss.


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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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