Eating Disorders

Why is it So Hard to Discuss Body Image with Parents?

By Kaitlin Irwin--Last month’s Proud2Bme poll asked readers to answer the following question: Do you feel comfortable talking to your parents about body image concerns?

Stigma: The Largest Barrier to Eating Disorder Treatment

By Carla Roman--BBC recently published a piece entitled, “Fear over eating disorder care in Japan.” The title of this article says it all. Some countries do not offer proper treatment for eating disorders.

Is Body Love Just Another Form of Body Obsession?

By Dana Land--Humans are obsessed with their bodies. Why shouldn’t we be? We only get one body and it requires adequate attention to keep it functioning and to keep us happy and healthy.

Proud2Bme Poll: 71% of Readers Struggle with Compulsive Exercise

By Kaitlin Irwin--“Great job with those squats! Just imagine what your body’s going to look like!”

Survey Reveals That 62% of Men Have Been Body-Shamed by a Partner

By Siena Roberts--A recent survey showed that 62% of men have been body shamed by their partner—compare that to the 32% of women who report that their partner body shamed them.


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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.

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