Bullying Triggered My Eating Disorder

By Yaritza Soto--Being bullied can damage your body image. It makes you lose self-confidence and it can scar you--not just physically, but mentally. That's what happened to me.

Celebrating My Birthdays

By Annie Stewart--I really have several birthdays. Of course my first birthday is the anniversary of my birth. But the others? The others are the days I celebrate my recovery.

VIDEO: This One Is For You...

A powerful video about the glory of recovery. "This moment is for you, for you to hear me when I say that the only thing that was ever ugly about me was YOU." Watch it. Now.

The Side Effects of Self-Pity

By Taylor Kirkham--Feeling sorry for ourselves is an easy and addictive trap to fall into, and it can be detrimental in our recovery as well as in our everyday lives. 

Taking Pride in My Recovery

By Kelsi Cronkright--Yesterday on my afternoon walk, I took a moment to soak up the first bit of sunlight after a bitter Michigan winter.


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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.