It’s Time to Shred the Shame

By Zoe Ross-Nash--“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama and doll t*ts...” – Tina Fey, Bossypants

Is Activism a Career or an Indulgence?

By Kaitlin Irwin--Most eating disorder sufferers would agree that even once recovery begins, the act of being around food can still be especially distressing. The treatment and recovery process becomes even more difficult when others assume that because you’re eating and cooking now, then everything is okay.

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Here’s How You Can Fight Eating Disorder Stigma

By Jackie DiVito--After a long battle with an eating disorder, I realized I was “in my head” a lot of the time, paralyzed by negative thoughts and unable to see my own true beauty.

Update: Petition Challenging Oral Roberts University’s Fitbit Requirement Reaches 1,500 Signatures

It started with a simple blog post calling out Oral Roberts University’s policy requiring students to track their daily aerobic activity using a Fitbit.


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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.