Decentering the Narrative: Trans Folks, Body Image, and EDs

By Aaryn Clerk--Conversations surrounding eating disorders, body image, and beauty standards are generally centered on the narratives of straight, cisgender* women.

NEDAwareness Week 2015!

By Claire Trainor--Every year, the last week of February is reserved for the National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDAwareness) Week and every year, there’s an innovative theme surrounding the events. The theme for this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is “I Had No Idea.”


By Michelle Zaydlin--According to TOTEMS, Instagram currently has 200 million monthly active users, 20 billion total photos, and 1.6 billion likes on 60 million photos shared every day.  These photos help us document our daily lives, show off our newest outfits, favorite pets, and delicious meals. But Instagram can also be used to do so much more, to create change and spread self-love and body positivity.  

Finding Passion from Pain

By Margaret Kramer--The moment I had waited for all evening had finally arrived.

Student Activism: UC Davis Part Two

This is a continuation of a two-part series highlighting student advocacy at UC Davis. Check out Part One here.

By Enya Meng--It started small. I’d complain about the size of my thighs, pinch the skin hanging off my waist, look with envy at the girls with small waists and smaller shoulders.


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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.