Personal Stories

I Was Into Thinspiration...Now I Blog About Recovery

By Kate L.--I like to believe that all things in life have more than one dimension: two sides to every story, blessings within a curse, a benefit from a failure, something good on the other end of something bad…

Breaking the "Perfection" Mold

By River Zain Ceballos--Hey everyone! It's an honor to write another blog for the new Proud2BMe website! The last time I spoke to everybody, I shed some light on my personal struggles with my self-esteem, confidence and my past eating disorder. I wrote about the importance of speaking up and sharing my story to help others who are going through the similar things.

Being Black and Struggling With Body Image

There is a common misperception that body image issues and eating disorders primarily affect young, white women. Now one woman is sharing her story and busting that myth. [Trigger warning]

The Struggle You Never Knew You Could Survive

By Rae Smith--I think one of the most intimidating things about struggle is the fear that the pain will last forever.

Because forever is a long time and a single moment of struggle can feel like the arms on the clock have stopped ticking. The chaos of struggle can leave us doubting that a silver lining could possibly exist - doubt that anything good could ever come from the devastation that has become our lives.

"I Have a Voice and I Intend to Use It."

By River Zain Ceballos--I have had insecurities and body image issues for as long as I can remember. Throughout elementary school, junior high and high school, I was the funny, chunky kid.


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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.