Personal Stories

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.

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.

My Eating Disorder Recovery Story Became a Viral "Humans of New York" Post

By Erin Peake--As we walked into class, my friend looked up from her phone and delicately said, “It’s up.” I knew exactly what that meant.

Rejecting the Myth of the "Bikini Body"

By Annie Stewart--I grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the beautiful, quaint, picturesque peninsula that triples in population in the summer months. Cape Cod is a tourist destination for thousands of people every summer and you know what summer tourist destination is code for, right? THE BEACH.

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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.

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.