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Become a Successful Teen Activist: Tips for Blogging, Vlogging, Posting and Tweeting

Want to make an impact with your message? Emily-Anne Rigal, founder of WeStopHate, shares her advice on how to make activism work online.

For Teens, By Teens: Using Social Media to Raise “Teen-Esteem”

By Emily-Anne Rigal

My name is Emily-Anne Rigal. I am 17 years old and I live in Williamsburg, Virginia. In addition to being a high school student, I am also an Internet Personality known as “Schmiddlebopper,” and the founder of WeStopHate, a nonprofit program raising “teen-esteem” (self-esteem in teens) through online videos and social media.

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About Us

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.