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Youth Creating Change: ED Advocacy and Body Positivity

By: 
Maggi Flaherty, Director of Communications & Digital Engagement

This twitter chat focused on young people making change in their communities: spreading awareness, advocating to fight eating disorders, and promoting body positivity. Participants on the chat also explored media activism and self-care.

Missed the February 25, 2015 Twitter Chat about youth activism? Check out the transcript below:

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Proud2BMe: For Youth, By Youth

By: 
Emma Shakarshy, Proud2Bme Youth Outreach Coordinator

The internet can be a scary place. I love social media but I also know that it can be full of photos of unattainable bodies, ads for products to make us fit society’s beauty ideals, and people more interested in making hurtful memes than spreading body positivity. It’s easy to get mired in negativity and to feel like there isn’t a place for you in the Kardashian-dominated media landscape that we find ourselves in today. 

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Proud2Bme On Campus - It's Here!

By: 
Shirley Wang

I am so excited for the launch of Proud2BMe On Campus! Eating disorders are a growing concern on college campuses nationwide, and as a Counseling and Psychological Services Peer Educator at my college, I am aware of the potential difficulties and stigma attached to seeking help. But despite the difficulties, I truly believe, based on personal experience, that early intervention and professional treatment are critical for anyone struggling with an eating disorder.

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NYC Promotes Positive Body Image With Its New “I’m a Girl” Campaign

By: 
Claire Mysko

“I’m Beautiful the Way I Am.” That’s the message at the center of a public education campaign launched by the city of New York this week. The #ImAGirl campaign features NYC girls—not professional models—in a PSA as well as print ads that will appear on subways, buses and kiosks throughout the city.

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Abercrombie & Fitch: It's Time to Redefine "Cool"

By: 
Benjamin O'Keefe

[This post first appeared on Proud2Bme.org]

When I began my petition against Abercrombie & Fitch just over two weeks ago, I had no idea what it would become. I had no idea that it would inspire a movement.

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Abercrombie & Fitch: Stop Making Teens Feel Worthless

By: 
Benjamin O’Keefe

[This post first appeared on Proud2BmeUS]

 

My name is Benjamin O’Keefe. I am 18 years old and I have quite a few titles. I am professional stage and film actor, an activist, a political consultant and a public speaker. Oh, and I am me.

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