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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March 2008 - We profiled our Managing Editor, Sue a 44-year old from Ontario Canada
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
SSBBW: 446 pounds
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
SSBBW: Round, lol - some would say pear perhaps.
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW: I was chubby as a kid, got bigger in high school. I've been at my highest weight in the past 6-7 years though.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
SSBBW: Well, not sure about that. When I was younger I hated being fat but as I've grown older and matured I have learnt to love myself. That doesn't mean I don't want to change anything about myself but this is who I am.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
SSBBW: I tihnk the same joys as being a woman. Being able to find love, acceptance and friendship in this world.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
SSBBW: Not being able to physically do want your mind wants you to do. I want to travel and see the world but not being very mobile is stopping that at the moment. People's attitudes towards large people is very aggravating and hopefully as I go through this world I can change the mindset of those I meet.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
SSBBW: It can be touch, as mentioned above about people's attitudes. Also not "fitting" in many places, like restaurants with booths or chairs with arms, theatre seats, airplane seats, etc. The world is made for much thinner people.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
SSBBW: Would love for people to realize that we aren't like the stereo types commonly shown on tv. We don't all drive to MacDonalds and order 10 hamburgers and sit in a parking lot and scoff them down and then go to the donut shop for dessert. We aren't lazy - we are contributing members of society. We are loving and caring towards others.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
SSBBW: They don't have to go change every chair in their establishment but at least have a few chairs without arms and with big seats that are an option for us.
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
SSBBW: There are quite a few restaurants these days that have both armed and armless chairs. There is one movie theatre (an AMC) in town that I visit that has armrests that lift up. It's the only one I'll go to.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
SSBBW: I talk about exercising alot but I don't do it. I do try to eat healthy and watch my sodium intake. I always let myself have a treat on the weekend though.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
SSBBW: Not 130 lbs, that's not me. My goal weight is actually 300lbs.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
SSBBW: I do like Queen Latifah and Roseanne and Rosie O'Donnell.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
SSBBW: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! And you are beautiful and fantastic and you need to tell yourself this everyday.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
SSBBW: Just remember that we are people too.
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Sue..