Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious




It was a warm summer night and Ragen Chastain was in the middle of a training walk for her first marathon — a solid five miles into a nine mile trek. Suddenly, she was stopped in her tracks by jeers from a passing vehicle.

“I heard someone yell, ‘Yo, fat bitch.’ I thought, Oh, that’s probably me.

As she turned to see who was yelling at her, she was confronted by a car of three men. Then, they started throwing eggs at her

“They missed me, a 300 pound woman, from 3 feet away,” she says. She laughs. “Mostly, I was concerned about their throwing mechanics.” Read more…

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