Melissa Brode

Melissa is a life coach, blogger, yoga teacher, and inspiration cultivator. Her passion lies in helping others through her honest words and fun-loving personality. Her favorite quote from Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” inspires her to live her life from a place of balance and authenticity.

Melissa’s passion for writing and yoga were taken to a new level while working through her own personal battle with an eating disorder. She found that the two practices were crucial in helping her to reconnect with herself throughout her recovery. Melissa is a self proclaimed crazy dog lady, adventure seeker, and lover of all things outdoors. She would love to connect with you online at the following links:

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.