Personal Stories

I Am Stronger Than My Critics

By Katrin Alyss--In my sophomore year of high school, my birth mother told me that an outfit I wanted to wear was off-limits.

Creating Balance

By Chloe O'Connell--I am a 23-year-old student at Northeastern University. My love of fitness began as an athlete, all the way back when I could begin kicking a soccer ball.

Shattering ED’s Carnival Mirror

By Katrin Alyss--I am sure that many people who haven’t had an eating disorder or seen their loved one struggling with an eating disorder don’t understand what it’s like.

I Deserve Recovery

By Rachel Taylor--I was first diagnosed with an eating disorder in 2013 when I was nineteen, but my deadly eating disorder and terrifying habits had begun long before then.

Health is Not a Number

By Lauren Myers--In the past year, there has been a surge in the popularity of those trendy wearable wristbands that monitor and track all facets of a person’s daily life—from food intake to activity and even sleep.


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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.