Perfectionism

Let’s Change Our Mindsets, Not Our Bodies

By Kaitlin Irwin--Is there one right way for our body to look? Of course not, and as a writer for Proud2Bme, I’m all about challenging the deep-seated notion that we’re supposed to be striving for that “perfect body.”

How I Learned to Love My Imperfect Smile

By Nichole Petroy--My teeth alone tell a story that my entire mouth could never form into the right words. I always had straight, white teeth and I got compliments on them for as long as I could remember. 

An Open Letter to Tame Impala, the Soundtrack to My Recovery

By Emma Willibey--This letter is addressed to Kevin Parker, whose project, Tame Impala, has helped me move toward self-acceptance and flexibility. But of course, it is dedicated to the readers of this blog—especially those who, like myself, are still plowing through mental recovery.

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Reading Trendy Food Blogs

By Katrin Alyss--These days, it seems that trendy food bloggers have taken over the Internet. These bloggers have built sizable followings across social networking sites like Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

4 Ways We’re Taught to Slut Shame and How We Can Stop

By Palmer Hipp--In a video for Vogue, Taylor Swift was asked, “What’s the one thing you wish you knew at 19?” She replied, “You’re gonna date just like a normal 20-something should be allowed to, but you’re going to be the national lightning rod for slut-shaming.”

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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.