We found Ragen’s LiveJournal which documented her life from 2002-2009. Back in 2004, Ragen posted this to her LiveJournal:
5) If you had to give one country to the aliens to save the rest of the world what country would you choose, and why?
Mali, West Africa. My mom was there a couple of years ago with the Peace Corps and being with the aliens can’t be any worse than what they’ve got now.
Now that it fits her narrative, her mom selling her in Mali is an anecdote for her. And she claims:
As a fat woman I know that my potential partners live in a culture that tells them that no amount of achievement, education, personality, flexibility etc. can overcome the supposed sin of having a large body, a culture that suggests that you can tell by looking at me that I am lazy and weak-willed and unhealthy. I also know that this standard is arbitrary since when my mom was in Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps she received marriage proposals for me almost every day, and men promised her everything in the world to try to convince her that I should marry them. Were I born in another time or place, I would be the standard of beauty.
The internet never forgets. And it never goes away.