Body Image

How Are You Feeling? Talking to a Friend About Eating Disorder Concerns

By Adam Pope--One cannot be certain an individual has an eating disorder solely by their appearance. In fact, several signs of disordered eating may be viewed by some people as normal behavior—for example, runners adhere to strict workout regimens and people with diabetes often need to eat at specific times. 

It is not one or several habits that make an eating disorder diagnosis, but the severity and frequency of the habits. Even then, the only person qualified to diagnose an individual with an eating disorder is a qualified medical professional.

3 Ways to Create a Safe Space for Athletes of All Sizes

By Rachael Hershon--Back when I was in high school, I was a varsity softball player. I’m sure many people would be in shocked by the previous sentence, seeing that I am clearly a fat woman, and that I was even fatter in high school.

Let the Holiday Negativity Melt Away

By Ashley Michelle Williams--The holiday season is a fun time of the year. There’s so much to look forward to with visiting family members who you may have not seen throughout the year. There also can be some negativity when it comes to a person dealing with their body image. With the holidays right around the corner, some of you may be having mixed feelings about seeing family members during the holidays.

6 Things to Lose This Holiday Season That Aren't Weight

By Kaitlin Irwin, Dana Land, and Stephanie Ziajka--For some of us, when the first house on the block puts up their holiday lights, it’s a time for celebration –  it’s a time to indulge in savory baked goods, flowing holiday cocktails, and a 24-hour long lineup of guilty pleasure Christmas movies.

The Problem with “Before and After” Photos in Eating Disorder Recovery

By Laura Porter--If you’ve seen mainstream reporting on eating disorders recovery, you’ve probably seen the all-too-common “before and after” pictures.

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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.