Meet our Writers (ALL)

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Ana de Pedro

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

Jason Deng

Jason is a biology pre-med at the University of Chicago with a passion for mental and physical health advocacy.

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.

Michaela Escarcega

Michaela Escarcega is a student at California State University Northridge where she studies her first love of Theatre Arts. She is passionate about storytelling and loves the art of comedy.

Erika Esprio

Erika Esprio is currently a senior at La Serna High School in Whittier, California.

Corinna Fernandez

Corinna recently left school to study at Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and build a pathway to university.

Erin Gargaro

Erin works in e-commerce so she can finance her bead and jewelry-making addiction. Sharing her experiences with an eating disorder reminds her that recovery is worth fighting for.

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.