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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December 2009 - We profiled Tishsuz, a 48 year old from Port Richey, Florida
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
SSBBW: 260 lbs
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW: All of my life I've been large, exccept for one year. I had lost a great deal of weight and was actually underweight. People kept telling me I needed to gain weight.......they forgot to say when.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
SSBBW: Over the years, I have learned to accept the fact that I am larger than average. Life can be good at any weight.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
SSBBW: No dieting.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
SSBBW: Low energy.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
SSBBW: Society treats us so differently. I found that out when I was underweight. The men were much nicer then and the women were more critical. It was rather funny. Now, the average man doesn't even see me and the average woman is very friendly.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
SSBBW: Obvoiusly, I'd like to be treated as an equal. The larger we are, the more invisible we are. I would like to be seen for the person I am and not the person society says I should be.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
SSBBW: I think they should hire more of us as I have noticed a big difference in that area. Also, larger chairs would be nice sometimes.
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
SSBBW: Not really. I gave up on that a while ago. I am gaining knowledge about healthier eating for my daughters sake, so that should change.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
SSBBW: Absolutely. Mostly for health reasons as I have chronic back pain and it would help. Partially for social acceptance. It would be nice to be seen again.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
SSBBW: Yes, I think Kirsty Alley is beautiful at any weight.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
SSBBW: Be yourself. If you decide to loose weight, do it for the right reasons......health. Don't let anyone tell you you are less than wonderful because of a little or a lot of extra weight.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
SSBBW: This community is awesome. We can be ourselves and the men like us the way we are. They actually like us because of the way we look. Cool.
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Tishsuz