Each of us can mark the turning point in our lives when we decided that standing on the sidelines wasn’t good enough. When we chose to stop being part of the problem and to start being part of the solution. And we all have a personal story – the moment, the epiphany, the inspiration, the person – that drove us to action.
Before and after World AIDS Day on Saturday, December 1, we’re asking our ONE members to join our “It starts with me” series by sharing your stories. ONE’s YouTube series will feature video messages from a broad range of contributors who will share a moment that inspired them to get in the fight against AIDS to end it. These videos will be featured in our special World AIDS Day playlists on the ONE YouTube channel.
The series includes videos from lifelong AIDS activist Cleve Jones (who fought with Harvey Milk during the AIDS epidemic in the US in the 1980s) and celebrities like Colin Farrell, Perez Hilton and Zoe Saldana.
We’d love for our ONE members to take part. Follow these steps to get ensure that your story and your video are added to our “It starts with me” playlist on ONE’s YouTube channel for ONE members to watch, share and comment on.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Record a video message that answers this question: What moment in your life inspired you to join the fight against HIV/AIDS? Click here for all the specifics (how long it should be, what you should say, etc.) For extra inspiration, watch some our videos here.
2. Log into your YouTube channel to upload your video. You will need to have a YouTube account before you can do that. Find out how to set up a YouTube account here.
3. In your video, make sure you include this text at the top of your description:
CLICK HERE to join the fight against AIDS around the world: http://one.org/aids
Want to submit your own message? Check out our handy guide.
4. Submit your video URL in the form below. Within 24 hours, we’ll make sure your video is added to our “It starts with me” playlist.
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And to make things extra sweet, we’re giving away a ONE beaded bracelet to every ONE member who submits a video. So, don’t be shy! Just be sure to include your address in the form when you submit your URL.