The Power of Your Story
Living with obesity can sometimes feel isolating and challenging, and obesity stigma can make it difficult to talk openly about your experiences. That’s why it’s so important to foster open dialogue and share our stories to encourage conversation.
Sharing your story is a powerful way to get involved, make an impact and help change perceptions of obesity. Stories are not only a form of self-expression and a way to process your experiences, but also a way to support others, promote better understanding, and show how obesity affects real lives beyond what we see in statistics.
Share Your Story to OAC’s Video Sharing Platform – Weight of the World
The OAC makes sharing your story easy with our Weight of the World initiative. Weight of the World is a video collection platform designed to share real, honest perspectives and experiences of individuals in their journey with weight. It is also our recommended method of story-sharing because visual stories are generally the most impactful.
Weight of the World is a safe and secure (password protected) online space where you are free to express your struggles, challenges, setbacks, successes, goals, words of encouragement and everything in between. While the primary goal of Weight of the World is to provide support to those who are living with obesity, we know that this initiative also has the power to help others understand that obesity is a real disease that affects real lives.
Are you interested in sharing your story? Click here to go directly to the “Upload Your Video” page or learn more about Weight of the World at WeightoftheWorld.com. There, you will find directions for getting started as well as a Video Library of personal stories that others have submitted.
If you do not wish to share your story via video, click here for additional opportunities.