One of the more popular search terms leading people to my blog lately has been “day in the life of an obese person,” leading to the series I did when I first started the blog. Being curious, I googled it. Some of the highest results? “News” stories about people in fat suits. Because seeing how a thin teen’s acquaintances react to their seeming to gain 80lbs overnight is so typical of the fat experience! Not to mention wearing an unfamiliar, bulky suit is just like walking in your own body! That’s why a 3rd grader on stilts moves and feels just like a 6′ tall adult! It’s much more “objective” than actually studying a broad sample of fat people – or even showing actual fat people (with heads) who choose to speak out.
I don’t think that every superfat person has the exact same experiences I do. Far from it! I also know there is a lot of myths about fat people out there. I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself, and those myths do not apply.
If you’re curious, my day in the life posts are linked to