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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December 2007 - Our SSBBW was Mimi, a 48 year old from Florida
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
SSBBW: 450 wonderful jiggly pounds
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
SSBBW: Belly and legs :-)
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW: I was always a chubby kid. When my grandfather passed away I gained a bunch of weight as a coping mechanism.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
SSBBW: My positive attitude *most of the time* and great outlook on life. my philosophy is.... it is what it is.... and if the worst thing someone can say about me is that I'm fat then I'm not doing too bad.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
SSBBW: Being admired from people that you don't know are admiring you and then getting a fab e-mail !!
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
SSBBW: Limited mobility.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
SSBBW: It's still tough but it is getting better in regards to acceptance. I also feel that your outlook has a lot to do with how people perceive you. If you smile and say hello 98% of the time you get it back and thats a great feeling.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
SSBBW: We are not lazy, dirty and constantly eating. Fat-a-phobes do not have a clue !!
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
SSBBW: Comfortable seating is a biggie and also an open mind to see we really are just like anyone else.
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
SSBBW: Disney... I found I could ride most rides and I always have a great time. Sea World is the same.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
SSBBW: I am eating healthier these days and I feel im sleeping better too. I have my bigger meal at lunch and eating a smaller dinner.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
SSBBW: Well, yes I would for mobility reasons, however my self worth is always with me regardless of what size I am.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
SSBBW: Delta Burke.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
SSBBW: We are unique !! I like being unique... if people have to say something about my size, my first thought is..... wow they must have a pitiful little life if I'm the highlight of their day.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
SSBBW: We are as important as anyone out there and we have our place on earth too. If you're a fat-a-phobe no one can help you except you. We are ALL not perfect. Some of us just show it more ;-)
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Mimi. (email@example.com)