Laura Porter

After taking three semesters off of school for her own mental health struggles, Laura became passionate about advocating for increased awareness of mental illness among college students, specifically eating disorder awareness. Laura graduated from The George Washington University in 2016 with a B.A. in political communication. During her time at GW, Laura served as the president and founder of the student organization Students Promoting Eating Disorder Awareness and Knowledge at GW (SPEAK GW) for two years, was an active member of GW Students for Recovery, and was a communications intern at Active Minds Inc. She speaks frequently about her recovery and has appeared in U.S. News, Huffington Post and more. Laura currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her furry friend and partner in crime, Bruce.

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.