Obesity is a complicated problem, with multiple causes and consequences that extend beyond individual behaviour, so an informed discussion about obesity requires multiple perspectives; issues extending from subsidies and farming right through to food access and advertising all need to be taken into account. However, the voices of obese individuals in particular are noticeable by their absence from much of the conversation and this is reflected in our current approach to treating obesity where its management and prevention is viewed as simply a matter of eating less and moving more. In practice it is far more complex, reflecting multiple societal influences such as changes in how food is produced and distributed, and raising questions related to identity, morality, social and personal responsibility. This results in an issue that is fraught with judgment, blame and shame, leading to the stigmatisation of larger bodies and making it a difficult topic to openly discuss. This monologue brings all these issues to the fore - devised in collaboration with the Our Food project. Amy Godfrey is an experienced creative practitioner with a background in the environmental sector and storytelling.

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