"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]

#ANoteToShawn

By River Ceballos--If you’re as much of a music lover as I am, you’ve probably heard of Shawn Mendes. All you super fans probably know him by his birth name, Shawn Peter Raul Mendes.

Shining Light on Gender Nonconformity and Eating Disorders

By Ash Thoms--When you hear “eating disorder,” many people still picture a young, emaciated, upper-class white female.

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. 

Are You Media Literate?

By Michaela Escarcega--It’s National Media Literacy Week, and you might be thinking, “I’m a savvy Millennial who knows everything there is to know about the Internet.”

Tackling Life Like a Titan: An Interview with Actor, Author, and Activist Daniel Mignault

By River Ceballos--I recently had the pleasure of interviewing my friend, Daniel Mignault. He is a professional actor, model, and novelist.

Ending the Silence Around Bullying

By Rachel Taylor--According to a study from Duke Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, bullying can affect the development of eating disorders in adolescents.

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.