by Mckinzie Step, OAC Community Outreach Engagement Specialist
In his novel Dance, Dance, Dance, Huruki Murakami wrote,
“People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile.”
This is truly what the OAC Community is all about!
The OAC Community launched last summer with the vision to be a central space where members from all backgrounds could connect. We are at our best when we work together and know that others who “get it” surround us. Nothing can replace a connection with someone else who knows what it’s like to be affected by obesity.
The OAC Community works to be a place where we can be our truest selves. It’s about helping each other create our healthiest and happiest lives possible. And it’s also about opening those doors for all people affected by obesity. We can’t do that without making meaningful connections.
Obesity is often misunderstood and can be challenging to deal with. For many of us with obesity, it’s a part of our lives that can make us feel different or alone. Others care for loved ones or patients who struggle with obesity.
Even with our differences, we all share something great. We all care about obesity. We have similar experiences and hopes relating to obesity for the world we live in. It’s important to share these because we’re in this journey together. We have to hold these connections close and grow them. That’s why the OAC Community is so special!
By connecting with others in the OAC Community, we can:
How can you meet and connect with others in the OAC Community? Visit the OAC Community Member Discussion Forum! It is the OAC’s newest Community resource and makes meaningful connections possible.
The OAC Community Discussion Forum is an active online platform where members can:
The Forum is one of the many resources available to members in the OAC Community. It is a private, safe and welcoming space to share what’s on your mind with others. The Forum is a place where you can feel accepted and valued while also experiencing the benefit of togetherness.
How to Use the OAC Community Discussion Forum:
Keeping the words of Huruki Murakami in mind, the OAC hopes this Forum is a place where you can feel comfortable connecting with others. You can make the Forum what you need by building meaningful relationships with people who share similar journeys and interests. People join the OAC Community every day, so visit often to be a part of new conversations and welcome new members!