Self-responsibility is Not Exclusive to Obesity

Opening my Web browser today, I instantly saw three different news stories talking about obesity. Story #1 talked about “obesity and autism,” story #2 talked about “obesity and foot disorders” and story #3 talked about “obesity and diabetes.” Three different obesity-related stories on one Web site, in just one...



Tackling Bias Respectfully

In my opinion, one of the most difficult aspects of living with obesity is the bias and stigma often faced on a nearly daily basis. In fact, for many, the constant “shame and blame” that comes with obesity often impacts one’s quality of life more than the health impacts...



Weight Bias – Why is it ok?

My name is James Zervios and I am the Director of Communications for the OAC. Working for the OAC since its inception in 2005 has been a blessing in my life as it has given me the opportunity to meet some incredible, intelligent people – people of all shapes...



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