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How to Avoid Body-Bashing Comments When Reuniting with Friends

By Lauren Myers--Many of us have been there: your friend is making uncomfortable comments about how fat they feel, how much weight someone gained over summer break, or going on about how much you both need to get to the gym.

Pink’s VMAs Speech Was a Refreshing Reminder of the Importance of Positive Body Image

By Anna Sundquist--After MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday, a speech given by Pink has gone viral as an inspiration to young girls everywhere, as well as an example for parents.

Worry Less, Enjoy More: The Freshman Year Survival Guide

Starting college is rough on everyone, especially when you’re coping with an eating disorder or body image issues. But your first semester doesn’t have to be so stressful, even though you’ll definitely miss not paying for laundry! A few Proud2Bme bloggers offered their best pieces of advice for staying body positive, making friends, and coping with triggers. Armed with these helpful tips, you’ll be ready to conquer campus!

The Tale of Two Rivers: A Birthday Tribute to Late Actor River Phoenix

By River Ceballos--As everyone is gearing up for a brand new school year, we can't help but get consumed by the constant fears of passing classes and being accepted amongst our peers.

How to Cope with School When Struggling with an Eating Disorder

By Jeanette Suros--For me, navigating school while suffering from an eating disorder was very hard. No one is watching you and with a perfection-oriented environment, it’s so easy for your eating disorder to creep in and take over.

But you can quiet the voice and take control. Every time I went back into school I never was able to finish a semester. It was a bad cycle because I would judge myself more harshly because I couldn’t finish a semester. 

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