Body Image

3 Ways to Create a Safe Space for Athletes of All Sizes

By Rachael Hershon--Back when I was in high school, I was a varsity softball player. I’m sure many people would be in shocked by the previous sentence, seeing that I am clearly a fat woman, and that I was even fatter in high school.

My Eating Disorder Recovery Story Became a Viral "Humans of New York" Post

By Erin Peake--As we walked into class, my friend looked up from her phone and delicately said, “It’s up.” I knew exactly what that meant.

You Can Take Action Against Unrealistic Social Media Portrayals!

By Anna Sundquist--In today’s culture, social media has begun to dominate even more of our lives, and its influence can quickly turn negative, according to a new study that focuses specifically on the effects of Instagram. 

4 Ways Teachers Can Help Their Students Build Self-Esteem

By Sarah Haviland--I know all too well how prevalent eating disorders can be amongst pre-teens and teenagers.

Fat Shaming Isn't Funny, Katy Perry

By Anna Sundquist--Singer Katy Perry just unveiled her latest music video, and has received plenty of negative press and backlash in response. After the release of the track in May, Perry’s song “Swish Swish” has been speculated to be a response to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” But the music video has much bigger issues; mainly, the use of fat-shaming throughout.

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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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