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This blog will explore what it's like having a fat Mid Section in Middle America, comparing and contrasting the Mid Western fat experience with that of the rest of the country and exploring the perception and treatment of fat people in the United States at large.

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Invisible People

See me. Feel me. Hear me. The more something or someone is seen, the more it is normalized in the minds of those who see.

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Hater In Chief

One of today’s most influential Fat haters is right in Mary’s territory - Northeast Ohio.

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Fat and Hot in Cleveland

Mary responds to the Fat-bashing comments of a public figure who expressed his displeasure at the location choice of Cleveland, OH for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Love All the Skin You’re In

Sometimes it is the outside that counts.

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What Is The Big Fat Deal?

As we celebrate Independence Day, it is time to honor those who stood against the tyranny of the abuses of power, wealth, and privilege and push back against modern-day oppressors – before it is too late for us all.

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Mindful Eating

We eat to live (and because it tastes good and is energizing and satisfying) just like everyone else.

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It Might Grow On You

Gardening is for EVERY body, says Mary. Check out her tips and photos.

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Mass-Produced Mess

What is the REAL problem with School Lunch Guidelines? Mary has an “inside view” of the School Lunch program, and it’s very disappointing to her.

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Thinly Veiled Fat Shame

Hillbilly Wisdom: “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” which means you can’t pass something off as what it absolutely is not.

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Who Invited Them?

Some unwelcome guests are showing up this summer, and spoiling the fun.

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