I Was Into Thinspiration...Now I Blog About Recovery

By Kate L.--I like to believe that all things in life have more than one dimension: two sides to every story, blessings within a curse, a benefit from a failure, something good on the other end of something bad…

Celebrate Realize Your Beauty Day on April 28th!

Catherine Weingarten interviewed Stacey Lorin Merkl, founder and Executive Director of Realize Your Beauty, an organization that celebrates body positivity through theater arrts.

Why We Support the Truth in Advertising Act

A constant stream of digitally "perfected" ads are taking their toll on our health and self-esteem. The Truth in Advertising Act asks the FTC to investigate and take action. Here's how you can support it.

Lights, Camera...Reality

By Chelsea Freeborn--Diamond in the rough: "One whose unrefined external appearance or ungraceful behaviors belies a good or gentle character and untapped potential.'' I was a diamond in the rough, thrown at a young age into a world of well-polished and unrealistic "diamonds."

aerie Launches "Aerie Real" Ads With No Retouching

American Eagle's lingerie brand has released a new ad campaign featuring models who have NOT been retouched. We think it's a smart move, especially for a company targeting 15-21-year-olds.


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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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