Share Your "Our Bodies, Ourselves" Story and Win a Free Book!

By OBOS — July 21, 2011

We’ve been gathering stories all this year (read ’em!), and we’d like to expand the incredible story collection to include videos. Here’s your chance to tell audiences about your OBOS experience.

The details:

1) Record your video response.

2) Answer one or two of these questions:

• When did you first find out about or read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? What did you learn from reading it?

• What impact has “Our Bodies, Ourselves” had on your life?

• How would you say “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has impacted women’s lives/rights? How has it impacted the way men and women relate to each other?

• What role do you think “Our Bodies, Ourselves” should play in the world today?

• What is the biggest challenge for women’s health today?

• Where do you think women’s health stands today compared to 40 years ago? What has changed? Where do we go from here?

• What crazy/unexpected/funny/revealing thing did YOUR mother (aunt, sister, etc.) say to you because of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”?

• If there was one thing you could say to people watching this video about the importance of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” what would it be?

• OR, come up with your own question!

3) Wish us a happy birthday!

4) Send us an email so we can send you a release form and information about uploading your video to our dropbox account.

Only videos with accompanying release forms will be shown online and at OBOS’s 40th anniversary symposium in Boston on Oct. 1 (read more about the symposium here — you’re all invited!).

Don’t want to go on camera? We’re also continuing to publish written submissions from women and men (check out this new story from a father of two young girls who describes being “paradoxically humbled and empowered” by “Our Bodies, Ourselves” when he was in college).

All video and written submissions will be entered into a drawing for a free, signed copy of the newly revised ninth edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” due out on Oct. 1. Previously submitted stories will automatically be entered. Three winners will be announced on or around Oct. 1, 2011.

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