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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.

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Two Years Into My Eating Disorder Recovery, I Still Struggle to Believe People Really Like Me

(2) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 9:38 AM

By Claire Trainor

On the first warm day of 7th grade, everyone wore shorts to school. All the girls couldn't wait to show off their new spring outfits, colored shorts and tank tops with cardigans to cover our shoulders, per dress code requirements.

Everything was going well throughout the day...

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6 Months Into My Anorexia Recovery, I Finally Smashed My Scale

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 1:54 PM

By Annie Zomaya

On the 18th of this month, I will be a solid six months into recovery from anorexia nervosa. That is such a huge milestone! By no means has this journey been easy. A lot of people think that recovery from a restrictive eating disorder is as easy...

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Tummy Pride

(8) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 8:04 AM

By Ellie Herman

What caused your eating disorder? It's a question that others ask but also one that I ask myself. The answer is not known with any degree of certainty, but I do know that in my desire to become a healthier eater, I wanted to have a stomach...

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How Instagram Is Helping Me Recover From an Eating Disorder

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 3:03 PM

By Nicole

I first came across the idea of an Instagram recovery account during my first admission to an adolescent unit. While in the hospital, I often found myself in conversation with other patients about the nature of recovery accounts online, and how helpful they were in sharing...

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Abercrombie & Fitch: It's Time to Redefine 'Cool'

(43) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 3:11 PM

By Benjamin O'Keefe, 18

When I began my petition against Abercrombie & Fitch just over two weeks ago, I had no idea what it would become. I had no idea that it would inspire a movement.

I had no idea that I would receive tens of thousands of...

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Abercrombie & Fitch: Stop Making Teens Feel Worthless

(29) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 3:08 PM

My name is Benjamin O'Keefe. I am 18-years-old and I have quite a few titles. I am professional stage and film actor, an activist, a political consultant and a public speaker. Oh, and I am me.

"Me" is a title I used to dread to claim. You see, like so...

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How to Help a Friend

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 10:35 AM


If you are worried about your friend's eating behaviors or attitudes, it is important to express your concerns in a loving and supportive way. It is also necessary to discuss your worries early on, rather than waiting until your friend has endured many of...

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A History of Triggers and My Journey to Recovery

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 3:04 PM

By Brooke C

Hi, my name is Brooke. I am 16-years-old and a junior in high school. I have lived a normal life as a normal kid -- so everyone thinks.

I am a good student, basketball player, and I attend church almost every Sunday. I have always been good...

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The Eating Disorders We Don't Talk About

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 9:41 AM

proud2bme challenge
Are you tired of feeling like you can never measure up? According to mainstream media, we should be spending our time chasing "perfection," snarking on others, and placing our self-worth in our looks. We're over it!

By Anonymous

Maybe you...

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