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WORLD: Globesity

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April 2011 - New Jersey, United States - Donna paints her toenails in her bathroom. Donna Simpson is an American 44 year old woman who lives in New Jersey. She already weighs 602 pounds and has expressed a desire to attain a target weight of 1,000 pounds. Donna already holds the Guinness World Records as the "Heaviest woman to give birth”, when she gave birth to Jacqueline in 2007 weighing 532 pounds. She maintains a website where fans pay to watch her eat and access photos of her body. Some fans send her food, she also receives hate mails. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally. The number of overweight people worldwide is now greater than the sum of those suffering from malnutrition.<br />
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Donna Simpson. born 1967. She grew up in Ohio.<br />
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I first photographed Donna Simpson in early 2011, at her home in New Jersey. <br />
At that time, she lived with her boyfriend Phillippe Gouamba and her two children Jacqueline and Devin.<br />
She then separated with her boyfriend Philippe and in june 2011, she moved back to Akron, Ohio to be with family and friends.<br />
She decided to make some drastic changes and lead a healthier life. She turned away from the fat fetish world, replacing videos of her eating with a blog about her journey to health. <br />
She decided to go on a diet in order to become more self-sufficient and to be able to do a better job of raising her children. Since she moved back to Ohio, she has lost nearly 100 pounds. <br />
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Donna is currently studying to become a PhD in sociology.<br />
Once a year, she does a reality show in Japan .<br />
She is not in a relationship and lives alone in Akron with her 2 kids: Jacqueline, 7 and Devin, 18.<br />
She is a fervent devotee of the Pentecostal church in Akron, Ohio.