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.

Early Intervention Set Me Free

By Ini Ross--They tell you that struggle is just part of the story. That the obstacles you confront, the scars you gather and the fears you face are just a part of life.

Diversifying Barbie: An Interview with Karen Byrd of Natural Girls United!

By Anna Kilar--As a young girl, Karen remembers playing with her Barbie dolls and wondering why the African-American dolls did not look like her.

4 Social Media Tags to Avoid in 2018

By Jamie Granskie--With social media, people can express themselves creatively, sharing things ranging from personal beauty and fashion choices to photos with friends and family.

5 Reasons Why “Unflattering” Clothes are a Myth

By Catherine Mhloyi--Many of us have flipped through fashion and lifestyle magazines and have seen articles entitled “How to Dress for Your Body Type,” “Wear This, Not That,” or “The Best Styles for Your Body Shape.”

What’s Left Unseen: Recovering With an Invisible Disability

By Emery Gewirtz--People often judge with their eyes before listening with their ears. This is why I believe invisible disabilities can be overlooked, or discounted. If you cannot see a problem, it is most likely not there, right?

My Body Type is Not an Insult: On Identifying as Fat

By Rachel Taylor--There are a lot of things that people can call me that impact me in a negative way: selfish, lazy, a liar, ignorant. The list can go on for days, but one word that has no power over me is the word fat. Because I am just that – fat – and I’ve come to accept and embrace it.

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.

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