Stories are a powerful way to create change. They allow us to attach names, voices and personal experiences to the disease of obesity – one which affects millions of individuals throughout the world and is too often misunderstood, misjudged and stigmatized.
What is Weight of the World?
Weight of the World is a global initiative that aims to connect us through our stories. This unique video collection platform, powered by the OAC, seeks to help Community members understand they’re not alone on their journey. Others are out there who look like you, sound like you and have similar experiences that have shaped their lives. Our stories bring us together, offer support and change perceptions about what it’s like to live with obesity.
OAC Invites You to Share Your Story!
As a part of this initiative, OAC invites each of our Community members to submit their own story as a personal video testimonial and add it to the Weight of the World Video Library. We encourage you to use this platform as a safe and honest space to express your struggles, setbacks and success with obesity while offering support to others and finding it in return.
How to Share Your Story
Your story doesn’t have to be a full video production! We encourage you to use whatever devices you have- whether it’s a laptop, tablet or even your smart phone; all stories matter and all stories make a difference. Once you’ve recorded your story, you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to upload your video to our password protected Video Library on the Get Started page.
To learn more about the Weight of the World initiative, submit your story and view stories submitted by others click the button below.