Proud2Bme | It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

February 23rd-March 1st is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year's theme is "I had no idea." Find out all the ways you can participate with us!

 

We've got a packed schedule of social media events this week. Even if you can't meet us for these scheduled happenings, you can use the #NEDAwareness hashtag at any time during the week to voice your support of our mission!

 

#AdiosED Monday, February 24th, 8-9 PM EST

We're teaming up with our friends at Adios Barbie for the #AdiosED Twitter party. The goal of this party is to bust myths about eating disorders and highlight the reality of eating disorders--a reality often masked by misinformation and stereotypes.

 

#CaptureHope on Instagram!

We’re asking NEDA and Proud2Bme supporters to participate in the campaign by posting images on Instagram and tagging them #CaptureHope during NEDAwareness Week (Feb. 23-Mar. 1). What inspires hope for you? Snap it and tag it! And follow us on Instagram to see what inspires us.

 

#StopSnark Google Hangout to End Bodysnarking, Wednesday, February 26th 3-4 PM

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week happens to coincide with the lead up to the Oscars, which got us thinking about the harmful effects of awards season bodysnarking and the scrutinizing of celebrities' bodies. So we partnered with The Representation Project to run the #stopsnark campaign throughout the week. Follow the hashtag and Join us for a Google Hangout Wednesday from 3-4 PM EST, when we'll be discussing the topic in-depth. Panelists include Proud2Bme editor Claire Mysko, Proud2Bme Ambassador Benjamin O'Keefe, contributor and street style blogger Jazmin Martinez and others!

 

Behind the Lens: The Fashion Industry, Beauty Ideals and Eating Disorders Google Hangout, Thursday, February 27th 3-4 PM EST

We've teamed up with the Model Alliance to present a live Google Hangout featuring NEDA Ambassador, Model Alliance Advisory Board member, model, activist, and author Carré Otis and model and activist Brittany Mason. Panelists will explore the connection between fashion industry beauty ideals, the pressures consumers face to satisfy these unrealistic expectations and how these contribute to the onset of eating disorders and body image issues. Our panelists will also discuss the changes that are happening within the fashion industry to better protect working models’ health and rights, as well as exploring what consumers can do to promote positive change.

 

We'll be posting tons o' #NEDAwareness Week content throughout the week and you can always check the NEDAwareness Week site for more resources and ways to get involved. Need support and resources? Call our helpline at 1-800-931-2237.

 

 

 

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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.