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.

The "Bikini Body" Lie: How I Found My Own Truth

By Annie Stewart--Throughout recovery, I have learned that every season has its joys and challenges. However, nothing conjures up body insecurities quite the like the spring and summer months.

Don’t Let the PERFECT be the Enemy of the GOOD

By Chinh Tran--In today’s very fast-paced, highly competitive world, it may sometimes seem like being just “good” is not good enough anymore.

The Challenge

By Kaila Prins--I’m a type-A personality. I thrive on deadlines and deliverables. I’m motivated by measuring progress. This is fantastic for my LinkedIn profile, but devastating for my personal well-being.


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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.