5 Ways to Self-Care at the Start of the School Season

By Ashley M. Williams--Can you believe how fast the summer goes by? I can’t. September is the month when back-to-school mode is in full throttle. Although many of us hate to see the summer rapidly fade away (I am this person), I have to say that for me, the beginning of the school year can be one of the best times of the year.

You Don’t Have to Be What You See on Social Media

By Ashley Michelle Williams--Social media has such a defining impact on our society, despite only increasing in popularity within the past few years. This is particularly true when it comes to young adults and eating disorders.

8 Important Lessons We Learned As Campus Activists

By Jane Skinner and Kaitlyn Oberg--For those who have struggled with an eating disorder or body image concerns, campus activism can be a rewarding way to create change on a “large-scale” basis.

Selena Gomez and the Importance of Mental Health Self-Care

By Ariel Beccia--Selena Gomez made headlines last week for her announcement that she would be taking time off from touring. The reason? To focus on her “health and happiness.” Last October, Selena revealed that she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease for which she underwent chemotherapy.

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Dana Land

Proud2Bme’s Rock Star feature honors the work of young activists in the body image and eating disorders awareness fields. In this interview, Proud2Bme writer Dana Land tells us more about herself and the incredible activist projects she’s been involved with.


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