Body Shaming & Cyberbullying

By Chelsea Kronengold-Here at Proud2Bme, we believe that social media has the ability to empower people and spread messages of hope and (body) positivity.

"Beach Body" Backlash and Grassroots Body Image Activism

By Jamie Granskie—Have you seen Protein World’s recent campaign? This advert features a very slim, sun-kissed model alongside bold text that reads, “Are you beach body ready?”

Where I Stand

By Erin Casey--I often tell people that I became a mental health advocate by accident, but that’s not exactly true. What I mean when I say this is that I didn’t plan for the twists and turns I've experienced.

How Activism Helped Me Recover

By Jamiee Foster--Last February, I finally told my family about my six-year struggle with an eating disorder, and I decided to pursue treatment. It was terrifying but I knew I needed it. Even though it was my choice, I was really freaked out.

I had never talked about my eating disorder with anyone before, and in the span of two weeks I ended up telling more people than I can remember—doctors, therapists, friends, my parents, intake specialists. It was all very overwhelming.

Real Women, Real Pride

By Morgan Kellogg, Madison Nauman, and Mackenzie Thomas

When we were born we were told to believe that beautiful was not what’s on the inside but what was on the outside.


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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.