Julie Zeilinger on Perfectionism, Body Hatred & Why Using Your Voice Matters

Julie Zeilinger is a Proud2Bme Advisory Board member and founder of the f bomb, a blog for teen feminists. Watch her speech from the Endangered Species body image summit, where she shared her thoughts on the intense pressures facing young women today and why we need to take body image struggles seriously.

What is Perfectionism?

Perfectionists try to be the best at everything they do in all areas of their lives--from school and extracurricular activities to their relationships with family and friends. People who are perfectionists have unrealistically high expectations of themselves and sometimes of others.


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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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