Recovery

We Are Beautiful, Mom

By Gracie Mandel--Driving along the winding streets of my childhood neighborhood, my mom sang along to the radio with cheesy popcorn in one hand and a newspaper in the other. Our weekly Saturday morning yard sale adventures had just begun and I was ready to find some treasures.

Aaron Carter Spoke Up About His Body Image Struggle – Here’s Why It Matters

By River Ceballos--Last week, while browsing the internet, I came across a headline that read, "Aaron Carter Explains Again Why He's So Skinny." Upon reading the article I found out that Aaron Carter suffers from a disorder called a hiatal hernia – a disorder that I also suffer from, caused by my years of living with bulimia.

Professional Ballerina Colleen Werner Wants to Create a Body-Positive Dance World

By Diana Denza--Colleen Werner, a professional ballerina in New York City, first got involved with dance when she was only three years old. Today, after overcoming body hatred and an eating disorder, Werner hopes to inspire others to stand up to an industry that pressures dancers to meet often-impossible body standards.

When Diets Become Deadly: An Open Letter to Lifehacker’s Beth Skwarecki

By Laura Dumitrescu--Your Lifehacker piece, “Starving Yourself Two Days a Week Is Actually Not a Bad Diet,” is dangerous, not only for those struggling with eating disorders, but for the public in general.

5 Eating Disorder Recovery Tips for Autistic People

By Annabelle Edge--When I was younger, I knew I was different from other people. I never understood why, and this led me to try to amend myself to “fit in.” I mirrored appropriate reactions and behaviors and ended up trying to “look like” everybody else.

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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.