Personal Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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.