Personal Stories

Recovery is More Important Than a Fitness Tracker

By Katrin Alyss--Right before a Las Vegas trip in May 2013, I became interested in exercising. I purchased a watch that had a pedometer on it so I could keep track of how many steps I walked.

When Fitness Becomes Compulsion

By Tori Lilly--You know John Green’s saying about falling in love? “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

A Winding Road to Recovery

By Katrin Alyss--My journey started in a typical fashion. I decided that I would like to lose some weight before a Las Vegas trip in May of 2013.

Eating Disorder Recovery: My Crowning Achievement

By Johannah Vittetoe--I grew up on a farm in small town Iowa. I am the youngest child in my family, or as everyone else likes to call me, "the baby."

Choosing to Shine After Bullying

By Claire Trainor--Last night, my sister and I stayed up late looking through photo albums from 5, 10, 15 years ago.


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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.