A friend pointed me in the direction of this amazing article by Haley Morris-Cafiero, a young woman who decided to do a very interesting and indepth social and artistic experiment on being fat in public.
"... to set up my camera in plain sight and document how the world reacted to me. To create my images, I seek out interesting compositions in public areas. My goal is to capture a wide range of social groups so I travel as much as I can. I’ve photographed in Spain, Peru, Chicago, New York and Memphis. My ideal settings have linear compositions or gendered references in signs in the landscape. I set up my camera in plain sight on a tripod or bench, or an assistant will take hundreds of photographs in several minutes. I then comb the images to see if I captured a reaction."
It's brilliant and I highly encourage you to head on over and check it out!