About the Weight of the World Initiative

 
Weight of the World initiative is a video collection platform designed to share real, honest perspectives and experiences of individuals in their journey with weight. 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. We hope once you experience these stories you’ll consider sharing yours as well!

 

Why this Initiative?

We all have a story. Our stories are complex, they all include different experiences, feelings, and most of all, they show the complexity of who we are as a person. The Weight of the World was created because we realized no matter your background, personal experiences, values or any other factors that make us unique, when dealing with obesity and weight we all share a common thread that connects us all.

By creating this platform for story sharing, we hope to show you the power of your own voice. Hearing and sharing unique stories frees us from the concept that we should be ashamed of what we’ve experienced when dealing with obesity because many of us have experienced many of the same events and all of these encounters have shaped us to be the person we are today.

Sharing your story can help others that view and identify with your story, it can help others who don’t understand the complexity of obesity and it can help you on your own journey to better health. When obesity is discussed in the public space it’s usually shared through the prism of stigma and bias. Your story has the power to change that narrative and opinion of how people view obesity. By sharing your own experiences, you can show the complexity of dealing with weight and the TRUE stories of people who live with obesity.

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