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.

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.

Orthorexia: From "Health" to Harm

By Annie Stewart--“I just want to eat healthy.” This is what I would say to anyone who would confront of me of my unhealthy eating patterns. For me, (as is often the case with many people) it started as an innocent desire to be healthy and in the beginning, it was.

Offensive Halloween Costumes to Never (Ever) Wear…and What to Wear Instead

By Catherine Mhloyi--It’s that time of year again. The temperature is going down, carved pumpkins are coming out and families across America are settling in to watch Hocus Pocus on repeat.

Happy Spirit Day! Here Are 7 Ways to Take a Stand Against Bullying

By Diana Denza--Eating disorders disproportionately affect members of the LGBTQ+ community and bullying can serve as one factor in the development of an eating disorder. As a whole, LGBTQ+ young people are more likely to experience bullying at school, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and property damage. 

5 Ways to Give Kids a Confidence Boost

By Jeanette Suros--You don’t have to be a parent to make a difference in a child’s life. We don’t always realize the impact we make on our siblings, the kids we babysit or our young nieces and nephews.

What My Little Sister’s Confidence Taught Me

By Auriana Petach--I’ve always struggled with my self-confidence. I constantly had the fear that I was being judged and ridiculed by my peers.

What the Wellness Industry Gets Wrong

By Ariel Beccia--A few years ago, I thought that I had found the solution to the ever-persistent question, “How should I eat?”

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.