Body Positivity

Don't Fall Into the New Year's Diet Trap

By Victoria James--New Year’s resolutions are often considered a long-term goal, but typically only last the month of January. Everybody wants to take the opportunity of the start of a fresh year to work on improving themselves. However, this often involves the idea of getting into shape; and while that could be a healthy goal for some to pursue, society has turned these New Year’s resolutions into a full-on diet craze.

Changing the Way We Measure Health

By Michelle Zaydlin--The modern-day term ‘body mass index (BMI)’ was first established in a medical paper published in 1972, as a “relative weight index of general obesity.

Body-Positivity Isn’t Body-Exhibitionism

By Kaitlin Irwin—Earlier this year, Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver of the Indy Star mused about the body-positive movement and how they just don’t really get it. These two women do understand that women want to feel more represented in popular culture and the media.

5 Reasons to Put Yourself First

By Kim Drastal--You’re the kind of person who would do anything to make a friend smile, who would sacrifice something you wanted to do to help a relative and who would take care of everyone else before even thinking of yourself.

Are Body-Positive Trends Really Helping?

By Kaitlin Irwin--Female body confidence is at an all-time low. Upon hearing this news, I was saddened but not surprised. In an era of body positivity and celebrating diversity, it seems strange that women still have such low self-esteem.

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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.

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