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Redefining That Heart-Shaped Holiday

By Catherine Weingarten--Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I freak out over anything involving pink, heart-shaped cupcakes and attractive guys being painfully in love with me.

Reclaiming Valentine's Day

By Shira Moskowitz--I still remember Valentine’s Day with my ex-boyfriend three years ago. I remember it because I had to specifically choose the restaurant I would let my boyfriend take me to because I knew the menu perfectly and it was safe.

5 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Great

By Alison Znamierowski-Valentine’s Day can be a tough holiday, especially when you’re single, having a difficult time with friends, feeling disconnected from community or struggling with disordered eating.

Fashion Leapt Forward in 2016: What’s Next?

By Pooja Patel--As someone who loves fashion, but hates many parts of the industry itself, it is almost an assumption that I will be disappointed by the lack of diversity within the field. I am an Indian-American woman and I’ve never expected to see anyone who looks like me modeling, or, more importantly, creating the clothes and trends I so lovingly dote on.

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.”

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