Personal Stories

Stepping Off the Treadmill: How I Discovered What Healthy Exercise Really Feels Like

By Catherine Weingarten--When someone struggles with body image issues, the topic of "healthy exercise" can start to become confusing and scary. How much exercising is too much? What is right for me?

Hope After Loss: An Interview With Michael Falk

Michael Falk lost his girlfriend Kayla to a long and  bravely fought battle with an eating disorder. Now he is telling his story to let others know what he wishes he’d known and to offer hope, help, and powerful ideas for change.

A Body Confidence Awakening: How I Learned to Stop Hiding Behind My Towel

By Holly A.--I’ve been heavier than almost all my friends and all the girls in my class since I was five years old.

Mother's Day Roundup: Hey, Moms. You Matter.

We're paying tribute to the moms who build us up and getting real about how mothers can influence our body confidence and self-esteem.

When You're Bullied About Your Body: Tips from Someone Who's Been There

By Jen Rubino--For teen girls, being bullied about their bodies can result in struggles with body image, self-confidence and eating disorders. It can scar them just as much as any physical scar. I know this not just from my research on the subject, but from having it happen to me.

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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.

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.