Meet our Writers (ALL)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All

Melissa Brode

Melissa is a life coach, blogger, yoga teacher, and inspiration cultivator.

Ellie Cahan

Ellie enjoys writing pieces to inspire recovery as well as personal stories of her own struggles with mental illness.

River Zain Ceballos

River is a spokesperson, print model, actor and activist. Follow him on Twitter @RiverC_Official.

Amanda Connerton

Amanda is a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island. She majored in psychology and is an aspiring forensic psychologist.

Kelly Corbett

Kelly is a journalism and communication studies student at The College of New Jersey.

Ana de Pedro

Ana de Pedro is a senior at East Carolina University studying accounting.

Diana Denza

Diana is a Fordham University graduate. As NEDA’s youth outreach coordinator, she works with young people across the country to spread body positivity and messages of hope and recovery.

Kim Drastal

Kim is a Jersey girl at heart and a self-proclaimed feminist.

Laura Dumitrescu

Laura Dumitrescu is a Communications Intern at NEDA and a Marketing, Media, and Communications Manager for NYC Virtual Enterprises.

Annabelle Edge

Annabelle is 23 and from the UK. She just completed a degree in psychology and hopes to go into sport and exercise psychology.

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.

Proud2Bme was first launched in the Netherlands by Riverduinen, a mental health organization that has licensed the concept to the National Eating Disorders Association. Unless otherwise noted, all original content on this site is copyright The National Eating Disorders Association. The Proud2Bme brand, logos, and trademarks are property of Rivierduinen.