Meet our Writers (ALL)

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Birdie is a chef, a yogi and a health coach. After her battle with anorexia she vowed to do better than eat normally, and instead to rekindle a healthy and fulfilling way of eating.

Hannah Ahrens

Hannah Ahrens is a 19-year-old student at the University of Connecticut majoring in psychology, with a personal interest in abnormal and criminal psychology.

Noor Aldayeh

Noor Aldayeh is a 16-year-old Arab American who loves talking about her passions such as social justice and mental illness awareness with others.

Sheila Allenbach

Sheila is a fourth year nursing student with a passion for music, nature and new life. Her dream is to become a midwife specializing in women with mental health and trauma histories.

Katrin Alyss

Katrin lives in Roseville, Michigan with her husband and kitties. She loves learning about psychology.

Bailey Anderson

Bailey is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor (JD) at Creighton University School of Law.

Brette Baughman

Brette Baughman is a senior at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ariel Beccia

Ariel Beccia majored in neuroscience while at St. Lawrence University and is now researching eating disorder treatments at the National College of Natural Medicine.

Emily Benko

Emily Benko is a vivacious 22-year-old who battled anorexia for over 10 years. She’s given her all to discover her authentic self without her eating disorder.

Alexandra Bohannon

Alexandra Bohannon is a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma getting her Masters of Public Administration degree. She currently works on women's leadership programs on campus.

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.

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