The Bigger Picture works with youth to highlight how Type 2 Diabetes impacts communities, using poetry and music as tools to inspire young people to take action. Through learning, conversation, engagement and advocacy, young people fight Type 2 Diabetes in their communities
A recent campaign, created with support from Metta Fund and Mount Zion Health Fund, provides a workshop to youth poets in the Bay Area. The workshop helps them address how inequitable access to fresh water, combined with sugary drink consumption, influences Type 2 diabetes rates among youth.
Ten beautifully powerful poems were created, and one was transformed into The Bigger Picture’s most recent film, “Bottled Up,” which you can watch above.
Film and Photos by Jamie deWolf