4 Reasons Why I’m an Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate

By Laura Porter--During my freshman year of college, when I was in the darkest moments of my eating disorder, I didn’t know where to turn for help.

Confidence Creates Change

By Brette Baughman--Confidence. It’s just a word. One of more than one million in the English language.

5 Ways to Challenge Damaging Media Campaigns

By Dana Land--In 2013, Proud2Bme member Benjamin O’Keefe wrote about Abercrombie’s damaging advertisement and sizing practices. Two years later, Abercrombie has taken action to improve the images in their new advertisements.

Down with Sexist Dress Codes! An Interview with the Students Behind Not ‘A’ Distraction

By Laura Porter--Women grow up knowing that if we have a problem with the status quo, the burden is on us to change—cover up and don’t look slutty, don’t drink so much, learn how to defend yourself. Don’t be a distraction.

5 Things We Learned from our #ProudChat with Teen Voices

By Laura Porter--Supporting college students in eating disorder recovery is hugely important. That’s why we partnered with Teen Voices for a recent #ProudChat to discuss ways students, educators and supports are positively impacting their campus communities to promote eating disorder awareness and recovery. In case you missed it, we’ve put together the top five things we took away from this important conversation.


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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.