Emily Benko

Emily Benko is a vivacious 22-year-old who battled anorexia for over 10 years. She’s given her all to discover her authentic self without her eating disorder. Her efforts to recover put her life on hold. She quit her dream job and took numerous semesters off in both high school and college so she could give all forms of treatment a shot. Now she’s back to her radiant ways, saying “Yes!” to everything that sparks her soul. She is passionate about interior design, blogging, reading and Googling everything. Additionally, she works with special needs children and incarcerated youth. Most importantly, Emily makes self-love her full time job, and encourages everyone to do the same.

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.