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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July 2008 - We profiled our very own Entertainment Editor, Montie, a 36 year old from North Carolina
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: I began to gain weight around age 11. At 12 I gained up to 125, and by 18 I was 240lbs. I gained about 40lbs post pregnancy 3 times.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
SSBBW: I guess because I always try to have a positive outlook on life. No matter what is going on, or the struggles I face, I try (and sometimes succeed..haha) to remain positive, and to uplift people that seek uplifting.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
SSBBW: I'm learning you get serious attention. I'm also learning I kind of like it! Haha
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
SSBBW: My joints...ugh. I'd deal with the catcalls and snide remarks (oh, Montie, you'd be so pretty if you'd just lose a little weight! I HATE that one), if my knees would stop aching.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
SSBBW: It's tough, but becoming more mainstream than people are realizing. With the advances of the internet, it's easier to network with likeminded people, as opposed to dealing with the people just in your area of the world.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
SSBBW: I'd like for people to understand, that the exterior, is just that. It doesn't make us stupid, or lazy or ugly, or careless. We, as SSBBW's have the same capacity for love, sensuality and "hotness," that any woman has.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
SSBBW: SPACE!!! How difficult is it to make a seat 3 inches wider? Doorways, and BOOTHS! At least ..at the very least, make things adjustable, so they can accomodate comfortably to both smaller and larger people. No two human bodies are made alike, but there are norms, and SSBBW has been an exception to the rule for way too long.
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
SSBBW: Many resturaunts do accomodate for size, and a smart waiter will seat you at a table as opposed to a booth, if the booth is too narrow. Walmart has the scooters that help if you can't walk the distances.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
SSBBW: That is my biggest downfall. I am a yoyo dieter. I do try to get in 80oz of water a day, aside from tea or soda. I dance at a club every other weekend, and try to practice during the week. I love to line dance as long as my knee will tolerate it (and sometimes when it won't...which I do not recommend).
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
SSBBW: I would, not because I'm ashamed of my size, but because of the pain in my joints.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
SSBBW: John Goodman, the late John Candy, the late Chris Farley, Roseanne Barr
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
SSBBW: We are only as beautiful as we allow ourselves to be, and that comes not from a great figure, but whats inside. You and I are only what we believe we can be.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
SSBBW: Welcome, and y'all come back now, ya hear? lol
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Montie