All Stories

Existing as a Trans Person with an Eating Disorder

By Luke Knudsen--When I first sought treatment for an eating disorder, I had no idea I was transgender.

When I tell people this, I’m usually met with incredulity. How could you not know you identified as a boy? That seems like something one usually has a pretty good handle on. In my case, I didn’t have the words to express what I was feeling internally. I didn’t know there was such a word for someone whose gender identity doesn’t agree with the gender they were assigned at birth.

The Intersection of Pride Month and Body Positivity

By Ariel Beccia--June is Pride Month, and past celebrations have been symbols of defiance, strength and solidarity.

5 'Star Wars' Quotes to Inspire Recovery

By Grace Bradley--Star Wars, one of the most epic stories of all time, debuted 40 years ago today. A classic example of the hero’s journey, Star Wars has become a staple in our cinematic culture, but the lessons have always gone beyond the screen.

Using Dance to Raise Awareness About Mental Illness

By Noor Aldayeh--It seems as though I’ve been dancing almost as long as I could talk. I can still remember the days of pink tutus and ribbon-tied tap shoes. The unmistakable smell of hairspray on show days, and the adrenaline rush that a successful performance always resulted in.

Diet Culture, Stay Out of My Tea

By Traci Ayub--My mental health necessities include medication, therapy, meditation, exercise, and tea. Drinking herbal tea every day (my favorite is chamomile, but I have an entire cabinet of different teas to choose from) has been a crucial part of my recovery from disordered eating and mental illness.

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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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