The prairie-dress wearing, high-hair fundamentalists.

Today I'm taking a break from getting my butt whupped by the trainers at The Biggest Loser Resort. I'm heading out to Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona to see the FLDS community firsthand.

Back in 2007 or thereabouts, around when Carolyn Jessop's book was released, I did a lot of research on the FLDS. It's a fascinating (and a little frightening) culture. I interviewed Carolyn Jessop once about the very particular hairstyles and dresses the FLDS women wear -- she told me that Skechers is their preferred brand of footwear, something I find highly amusing.

Anyway, I am beyond excited to check out Colorado City for myself. Am actually heading out there with an ex-FLDS member.

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