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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October 2008 - We profiled Dawn, a 27 year old from Michigan
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
SSBBW: (somewhat) of a pear shape
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW: As a baby I was very petite. From toddler years on up though I have always been overweight.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
SSBBW:I am not sure if I am an inspiration, but I try to show people (of any size) that we are all beautiful. You can't just accept what other people think of you. Make your own judgment of yourself.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
SSBBW: I am in Michigan and the winters aren't quite as cold to me as they are to someone who is not a ssbbw.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
SSBBW: Health issues. Most mornings I get out of bed and have to move around a bit before my bones stop complaining to me.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
SSBBW: I think that being an ssbbw sometimes makes people judge you prematurely. When I go to work..I feel like I have to work twice as hard as my co-workers just to prove that I am not a lazy person.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
SSBBW: I would like for people to see that we are human also. We all aren't lazy, we aren't unclean and we do have feelings just like everyone else does.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
SSBBW: I don't think there a lot of ways we need to be "accommodated". In general most people aren't a size 2 anymore. Restaurants should offer tables (as well as booths) and airlines should not charge people for 2 or 3 seats when they are only going to provide us with one.
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
SSBBW: Most restaurants now do have tables in addition to booths. I can't recommend anything in general.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
SSBBW:I have a 4 year old son who provides me with most of my exercise. I go to the park and walk with him and we enjoys short games of soccer. I don't really eat out all that much. I try to stay away from greasy foods and I cook with alot of fresh veggies. Fruits and vegetables replace junk food in my house.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
SSBBW: No. I love who I am. I think I am beautiful just the way I am.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
SSBBW: Yes. I really admire Monique. She doesn't make excuses for her weight and she demands respect. I love that about her.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
SSBBW: You are beautiful. No matter how big, small, tall or short. Love yourself for who you are.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
SSBBW: I hope by some chance that I have changed one person's view of this community. We are the same as everyone else. We love the same way (if not more- I believe) than people who are not overweight. Take a chance...get to know us. We are all wonderful people!
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Dawn