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Proud2Bme: A Global Movement

Scarlet Hemkes started Proud2Bme in the Netherlands after creating a successful social media campaign to combat dangerous pro-ana websites.

Makeup Advice That Makes Sense

We sat down with makeup artist and natural beauty expert Jessa Blades to get her advice on how to make eco-friendly AND self-esteem boosting choices when it comes to your beauty routine.

Empire of Images: The Body Collage Project

By Melanie Klein-- I wasn’t trying to make a political or intellectual statement when I decided to get rid of my television in college.

Use Your Voice. Make a Difference: Speaking Up for Eating Disorders Prevention on Capitol Hill

If you could talk to your members of Congress about the impact that eating disorders and body image issues have in YOUR community, what would you say?

These teens from the Boulder Youth Body Alliance traveled to Washington, DC as part of the Eating Disorders Coalition to share their stories and ask for support of the FREED Act (Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders). Here are excerpts from their speeches.


ED NOS: The Silent Sickness

By Fallon Kunz

This article is reprinted with permission from Teen Voices.

ED NOS? What the heck does that stand for? It’s a diagnostic abbreviation that stands for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Research shows that more than 50 percent of adults seeking treatment for eating disorders are diagnosed with ED NOS.

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.