Personal Stories

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.

Let Her Eat Cake

By Melanie Klein--“Are you sure you’re not hungry?” he asked with grave concern as chicken grease ran down his fingers and his chin. We’d just finished a rigorous hike and I was starving—famished, ravenous and slightly light-headed.

Thick Dumpling Skin: How to Respect What's On the Inside

Lisa Lee and Lynn Chen knew from experience that food and body image problems were big issues in Asian American communities, but no one seemed to be talking about them.


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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.