Body Positivity: A New Direction for “Project Runway”

By Grace Bradley--During a recent Good Morning America segment, Project Runway judges Heidi Klum, Zac Posen, and Nina Garcia revealed that, in line with the body positivity movement, viewers will get to see a more body diversity and inclusivity in the upcoming season.

5 Ways to Challenge "Bikini Body" Talk

Nearly 60% of you said that the body talk around you this time of year is constant. Everyone seems to be stressing about the start of "bikini season." Is it possible to keep a healthy perspective?

How to Keep ED Out of Summer Plans

By Katrin Alyss--During the summer, many of us like to make plans to go on vacations, road trips or head out to amusement parks.

We Need to Talk About Why the Rob Kardashian/Blac Chyna Situation is Not Okay

By Emma Giordano--If you’ve been on the internet today, you’ve probably heard about the Rob Kardashian/Blac Chyna situation. While we won’t be sharing explicit details or photos from this ongoing story, we do need to address why this behavior is unacceptable.

5 Reasons to Cook in Recovery

By Birdie--Whether the kitchen is familiar territory or unmarked terrain, this space may be a minefield for someone in recovery from an eating disorder. While cooking may be challenging, the results go far beyond the dinner plate; empower your recovery and make some yummy food on the way with these five restorative reasons to cook through your recovery!

Dear Melody: How Can I Find Support This Summer?

“Monthly Matters with Melody” is a monthly advice column by Dr. Melody Moore, a clinical psychologist, yoga instructor and the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation.

5 Ways Harry Potter Characters Reinforce Body Positivity and Feminism

By Palmer Hipp--If you’re like me, you’ve read each Harry Potter book multiple times and you live for ABC Family’s Harry Potter Weekend. The story of Harry, Ron, Hermione and friends captivates readers; it’s relatable, yet it also plays with our imagination.

Rejecting the Myth of the "Bikini Body"

By Annie Stewart--I grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the beautiful, quaint, picturesque peninsula that triples in population in the summer months. Cape Cod is a tourist destination for thousands of people every summer and you know what summer tourist destination is code for, right? THE BEACH.

9 Ways to Combat Society’s Obsession with Bikini Bodies

By Annie Stewart and Danielle Lowe--Oh, summertime. That glorious time of year when the days are longer, the sun is shining, fresh fruit is in glorious abundance, andddd swimsuit season is in full swing.

It’s What Keeps Me Alive: How My Dad’s Love for Music Inspired My Recovery

By Emma Willibey--My relationship with my dad—a pre-hipster who worked in the music department at Borders around the time I was born—is linked to music.

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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.

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