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Information and rants about living in the real world as an SSBBW

As SSBBWs, we live in a world built for smaller people. Each day we face challenges to fit in, or even to just fit. While education and information are powerful tools, our best resource is each other. Let us know your tips or rants about this subject at

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What Would You Do...

I wasn't sure what to do for this month's issue but then a conversation with a friend helped me decide. My friend, also an SSBBW, was out shopping with her kids. She decided to give them a treat and take them to the donut shop for a donut. Now these kids are not large, in fact one takes after his dad and is a stick. So she is standing in line with them when a man leans over to her and says "Your kids will end up like you".

Now personally, I've not had the "pleasure" of someone making a comment like that to me since high school. But it made me wonder how I would react. What would I say? Or would I say nothing and just walk away. What makes someone say something like that? I don't know but I wonder what their point is to say things like that or "Hey you're fat". Well duh, do they think I don't know that? Do they think other people looking at me don't know that? Are they thinking they are doing a public service by letting everyone know? Are they deliberately trying to hurt my feelings? For what purpose? Would they attempt to hurt the feelings of an old person, or someone in a wheelchair the same way? Are they just idiots?

How should we react to someone like this? Should we stoop to their level and tell them something just as stupid? Or just walk away? What would you do? Would you allow it to affect your feelings towards yourself? Have you ever been in a situation like this? What did you do? Let us know your feelings on this subject at and mail us at

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