Hope After Loss: An Interview With Michael Falk

Michael Falk lost his girlfriend Kayla to a long and  bravely fought battle with an eating disorder. Now he is telling his story to let others know what he wishes he’d known and to offer hope, help, and powerful ideas for change.

5 Real Reasons to Date Someone Who Has Struggled With an Eating Disorder

By Peter Peliotis--Here's what I've learned from dating someone who has dealt with an eating disorder.

Recovering from an Eating Disorder in College: A Survival Guide

By Annie Stewart--“Hey, look at that tree, Annie. That’s just like you. Your roots go down so deep and one day you will be like that tree--reaching out, expanding, flourishing so that you can help others."

In Support of My Sister

By Adam Radwan--It's my first time driving along Pacific Coast Highway and I am completely enchanted by the landscape: blue ocean, palm trees and million dollar Malibu mansions.

The "Bikini Body" Lie: How I Found My Own Truth

By Annie Stewart--Throughout recovery, I have learned that every season has its joys and challenges. However, nothing conjures up body insecurities quite the like the spring and summer months.


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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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