Maura Murphy

Languages Spoken: English

Country: Ireland

A woman with short hair wearing a necklace.

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Happy go lucky

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am passionate about advocating for People who are living with Obesity. I love to read, listen to music and follow crime series and documentaries  on television.

Where do you live:

I live in Ballina, Count Mayo, in the beautiful West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way.

What are some of your interests:     

I enjoy my grandchildren, I love travel, driving, Irish music, Queen (Freddie), puzzles, and advocation for PwO in my country and across the globe.

What is your personal experience with obesity:

Aged 10, I was weighed in school and that was my first experience of stigma. In 2019 I discovered that Obesity is a chronic relapsing disease and that empowered me to advocate and to speak out on behalf of those who are either too shy or too stigmatised to do so for themselves