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How I Learned to Love My Imperfect Smile

By Nichole Petroy--My teeth alone tell a story that my entire mouth could never form into the right words. I always had straight, white teeth and I got compliments on them for as long as I could remember. 

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Kate Leddy

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 Kate Leddy tells us more about herself and the incredible projects she’s been involved with.

Getting Through a Breakup When You Have an Eating Disorder

By Hannah Pesch--There’s no denying that breakups are always hard. It can take months—even years—to completely heal and be ready to move on. When you have an eating disorder (ED), it can be even harder.

5 Body-Positive Celebrity Quotes to Stick on Your Wall

By Kaitlin Irwin--The popular media would like us to believe that celebs are #perfect. Even though it may seem that way, they’re quite similar to you and me. Believe it or not, they too feel pressure to fit a certain mold, and more and more celebs are starting to take a stand against it.

Cultural Appropriation in Fashion: An Ugly Problem

By Ariel Beccia--The fashion industry is notorious for pushing boundaries – and making some serious blunders along the way. Whether it’s a lack of diversity on the catwalk or hyper-sexualized images of women in magazines, it seems as though there’s a new controversy with every season.

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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.

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.

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