Our Stories

When you share a story about your weight bias experience, you are contributing to the fight to #StopWeightBias. Your story has the ability to educate, empower and advocate. Please scroll through these submitted stories to read the many different experiences with weight bias.
Anonymous

Anonymous

I worked for Mercy Hospital and my job was eliminated and we were encouraged to transfer to other jobs I…
Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Cole

I grieve the fact that I'm about to turn 56 years old and like my father, find my own mind…
Ruth

Ruth

I went to my doctor to ask for help because I was having knee pain. Despite an x-ray that showed…
Cheryl

Cheryl

My boyfriend was told that he didn’t have the “look” that they wanted to maintain at their front desk at…
Anonymous

Anonymous

I was always chubby as a kid. I never thought anything of it until I started school. Even though there…
Marty

Marty

January is such an incredibly significant month for me. It brings the beginning of a New Year, it brings my…
Jennifer

Jennifer

In September of 2012 my husband, Alan, and I traveled to Reno, Nevada to watch his cousin play college football.…
Sarah

Sarah

I asked what skills I needed to advance in the company and was told to “dress for the part”. I…
Jason

Jason

I have been weight biased my whole life. I was made fun of and picked on throughout my middle school…
Dana

Dana

My husband at one point weighed 460 lbs. I hated how people stared at him as if he was not…
Mary

Mary

I have been the victim of weight bias many times but the one that stands out to me the most…
Kevin

Kevin

This was my graduation photo taken in 2009. I was at my heaviest weight about 420. The other is a…
Peter

Peter

No motivation, lazy,slacker, and couch potato. If you are over weight someone might have said these names either behind your…
Faith

Faith

The first time I remember feeling inherently guilty about my weight was after an instance of weight bias. I was…
Mckinzie

Mckinzie

This picture was taken in the summer of my freshmen year in college. I had just lost over 100 pounds,…
Melinda

Melinda

My maiden name was Katzman and my journey with obesity started at age 2 1/2. When I started kindergarten school,…