Profiling SSBBWs and their views, thoughts and issues
To help inspire those SSBBWs who haven't yet gotten that they are wonderful, caring, sexy, special people. Someone who is accepting of themselves, who is happy (either alone or with a loving mate), perhaps someone who works or does good things for the community. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do. There is so much negativity on the net towards SSBBWs that we want to show the good side. If you know someone who fits this bill or feel you do and want to get profiled, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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March 2007 - Our first SSBBW was Sondra, a 51 year old from Texas
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
Sondra: 267 pounds
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
Sondra: SSBBW Extra Pounds
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW Magazine: Tell us abit about your weight history.
Sondra: As a child very heavy. At age 15 lost 87 pounds. When I married at 18 weighed 127. Once I became 40 I started packing on the pounds.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
Sondra: I want them too know... I have been small, med, lg, xl, and super large. Am 51 and I still feel sexy. I won't let society get to me. Hold your heads high. Accept yourselves and love you for who you are.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
Sondra: In a way I feel unique as a ssbbw. The #1 joy is there is so much of me to hold and love. Eat what I want and not worry about loosing those 5 extra pounds. Others worry so much about. And giving others something to talk about.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
Sondra: Health, society acceptance.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
Sondra: Much better than let's say 10 years ago. No matter what the society they will always have their shallow minds when it comes to a persons size.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
Sondra: To have more models in the larger sizes. Letting society know there are beautiful people in all shape and sizes. I would love to be a spokesperson on behalf of ssbbw's and teach society our life style.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
Sondra: Treat them as they treat others. When it comes to booths, chairs, etc. Keep in mind not everyone can fit in a standard size seating.
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
Sondra: Panchos' Mexican restaurant. Some Doctor offices and hospitals.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
Sondra: Yes: I walk often, swim, run after grand kids, does that count? I stay away from sweets, chips, high sodium.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
Sondra: No that is too small for my body frame and height.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
Sondra: Kristi Allie
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
Sondra: Be proud of who you are. If you need to, shed some pounds due to a health hazard. Please take care of you, remember here today gone tomorrow. Join groups that relate to weight issues. Love yourself always. I know rude remarks are very hurtful but just smile and walk away. Don't ever give another the satisfaction that they got to you. It seems people think wer'e also deaf when making remarks. Like i say " If God wanted us all to be the same size He would of chosen a ssbbw." I love all of you just the way you are.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
Sondra: The world has changed in many ways regarding discrimination. Yet there are so many shallow minded people when it comes to larger sizes. Do not judge our outsides only. Give us a chance. WE are human and have every right to be a part of society as everyone else does.For the FA be honest at all times. You know a real woman when you see one. If you're curious about us, hey talk too us we don't have a disease you can catch.
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Sondra