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 email@example.com.
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June 2007 - Our SSBBW was MeLissa, a 32 year old from Mississippi
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW Magazine: Tell us abit about your weight history.
MeLissa: I have always been a bigger girl even bigger now but always been big.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
MeLissa: Well I think I would because I always try and make something good out of a bad problem. I always try to help the bigger girls and guys cause we do have it harder than the average person. And I love to smile and make people laugh.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
MeLissa: I think the joys of it is we are more down to earth and more understanding we know how it is to be avoided and we try not to avoid people because of that and I think we are more beautiful than the skinny women.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
MeLissa: Not having as much of selection on prettier clothes, and the men.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
MeLissa: It is getting better because we are being expected more now and that is good. And we are sticking together more now.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
MeLissa: The way people see us as not caring about ourselves and that we are slobs.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
MeLissa: Have bigger bathroom stalls and comfortable seating for bigger people.
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
MeLissa: Most Walmarts do and but very few restaurants do.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
MeLissa: I really don't. I eat maybe twice a day. I try to walk every other day but its hard with my back.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
MeLissa: I think I would for one day just to see what all the fuss is about lol.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
MeLissa: I loved Anna Nicole when she was bigger she was so pretty, Delta Burke, and Kristie Alley are beautiful being fluffy.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
MeLissa: That there is someone out there for you if you're single and looking and don't be treated like garbage by anyone its not worth it because I always say I love me if no one else does. And I'm sure there is one thing about yourself you like and you focus on that if nothing else and if you need someone to talk to im always here for ya.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
MeLissa: That we are people too, stop judging us for being fabulous and we have feelings too, stop treating us like we don't. It really does hurt when you say things that are mean and hurtful even though we laugh and go on I'm sure that night it tears away all of us, just so you got your small laugh out of us don't you think its time to grow up and be adults.
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you MeLissa.