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5 Ways to Shut Down Body Bashing This Holiday Season

By: 
Pooja Patel, Proud2Bme Contributor

Originally posted to Proud2Bme.org.

The holidays can be tough! Attempting to juggle the stresses of constantly being surrounded by food and people is A LOT, especially if you struggle with an eating disorder or weight-related issues.

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5 People I'm Excited to Hear Speak at the 2015 NEDA Conference!

By: 
Kaitlyn Oberg

Editor's note: this post originally appeared on Proud2Bme.org.

In one month, many of the greatest activists and professionals will converge in San Diego at the annual NEDA Conference to discuss the state of eating disorder treatment, research, and advocacy. 

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The Positive Power of the Web

By: 
Sarah Haviland

Note: This article was originally written for and published on the Proud2Bme site.

The Internet has a bad reputation. With the click of a button, we can easily hurt one another, whether it be in regards to race, sex, religion, or appearance.

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Body-Shaming + Cyberbullying

By: 
Chelsea Kronengold, Body Project Program Coordinator

Here at Proud2Bme & the National Eating Disorders Association, we believe that social media has the ability to empower people and spread messages of hope and (body) positivity. 

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Join the Proud2Bme 5 Day Photo Challenge!

By: 
Jasmin Garcia, for Proud2Bme

For the week of April 27th–May 1st, the CSU Northridge Proud2Bme On Campus team has created a 5 Day Photo Challenge activity on social media. The idea came about after a successful week of campus events during NEDAwareness week.

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The Road Within: An Interview with Gren Wells

By: 
Emma Shakarshy, Proud2Bme Youth Outreach Coordinator

At Proud2Bme, we're tired of narratives that portray young people with mental illness as helpless victims. We're tired of one-dimensional characters and after-school specials.

So when we heard about Gren Wells's directorial debut film, The Road Within, which comes out this Friday, we were immediately excited by this refreshing take on an issue we've seen mishandled time and time again.

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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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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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