Personal Stories

On Early Intervention: Know the Warning Signs

By Jeanette Suros--I’ve been a picky eater since I was five years old. I constantly compared myself to others and had OCD rituals, including restricting food.

Early Intervention Helped Me Fight Back

By Pooja Patel--By the time I was 13, I had actively thought about taking part in eating disordered behaviors.

On Early Intervention: Why Wait?

By Temimah Zucker, LMSW--They tunnel. Tiny ants living in their farm, working together to create new pathways.

Early Intervention Could Have Rewritten My Eating Disorder Story

By Joanna Kay--We know that early medical interventions save lives. Cancer that is caught at stage 1 has a better prognosis than a cancer that isn’t discovered until stage 4.

Undiagnosed but Not Without a Voice

By Alexandra Bohannon--Not having a formal diagnosis made my journey through my eating disorder and to my recovery much more challenging.


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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.

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