"High School Story" Brings Eating Disorder Awareness to Gaming

Proud2Bme is featured in the latest quest of "High School Story," a top 50 game from Pixelberry Studios.

Not Defined By...A Social Media Campaign Built From a Personal Story

By Rachel-Jean Firchau--I am basically your typical college student. I hate homework, love burritos, and have dreams of traveling the world and being successful.

Emma Stone Says Cut It Out With the Bodysnarking

In an interview with Seventeen, Emma Stone opens up about how she's been affected by comments about her weight and calls for an end to the body shaming.

Beyoncé's "Pretty Hurts" Video is Pretty Powerful

"Try to fix something, but you can't fix what you can't see. It's the soul that needs the surgery." Beyoncé's video uses beauty pageants as a metaphor for the pressures so many of us feel. [Trigger Warning]

How I’m Utilizing Social Media for Social Good

By Casey Chon--I often want to delete all of my social media profiles. In fact, I deleted my Snapchat months ago and it has been great. But I keep my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter alive, and I do this because social media holds a lot of powers. One of them is giving everyone a voice. 

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Exercise Routine

By Kira Rakova--We have all seen those exercise videos that line the shelves of various department stores and are advertised all over YouTube.

Mythbusters: The Binge Eating Disorder Edition

By Catherine Mhloyi--Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States, and yet it was only added to the DSM-5 in 2013.

6 Harmful Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

By Jeanette Suros--While in recovery, a lot of people have said, “I understand what you went through. I have been on diets and have struggled with my body.”

Getting Through a Breakup When You Have an Eating Disorder

By Hannah Pesch--There’s no denying that breakups are always hard. It can take months—even years—to completely heal and be ready to move on. When you have an eating disorder (ED), it can be even harder.

Love Means Everything When You Truly Love Yourself

By Ashley Michelle Williams--Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.It’s a time of the year when we can share a fun, romantic time with the person we hold dearly within our hearts. But for others, Valentine’s Day is also a day that connects with the love that human beings personally have for themselves.

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.