Eating Disorders

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.

How I’m Utilizing Social Media for Social Good

By Casey Chon--I often want to delete all of my social media profiles. In fact, I deleted my Snapchat months ago and it has been great. But I keep my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter alive, and I do this because social media holds a lot of powers. One of them is giving everyone a voice. 

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.

Orthorexia: From "Health" to Harm

By Annie Stewart--“I just want to eat healthy.” This is what I would say to anyone who would confront of me of my unhealthy eating patterns. For me, (as is often the case with many people) it started as an innocent desire to be healthy and in the beginning, it was.

Happy Spirit Day! Here Are 7 Ways to Take a Stand Against Bullying

By Diana Denza--Eating disorders disproportionately affect members of the LGBTQ+ community and bullying can serve as one factor in the development of an eating disorder. As a whole, LGBTQ+ young people are more likely to experience bullying at school, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and property damage. 

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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.