Marlon, 32, from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, has lived in the U.S. for exactly half of his life, and the auto parts store manager has a unique weight loss plan that literally calls for being overweight. For the past six months, at 240 lbs, he has exercised with a 50-lb chain strapped to his body, representing the number of pounds he’s shed during this time. At his heaviest, 290lbs, his knee kept bothering him, and he was inspired to set himself free.
Marlon's Mountain Chains
The World Comes to Stone Mountain, Summit of a New South
Fifty-four years after Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed, “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia,” a diverse community thrives atop Stone Mountain, a mountain still considered emblematic of Old South racism by some. This website humbly attempts to illustrate freedom ringing at long last and to celebrate all of the new faces that are reclaiming the mountain.