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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May 2010 - We profiled Nikki, a 39 year old from Austin, Texas
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
SSBBW: 424 lbs
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
SSBBW: I am pear/hourglass. My butt/hips/belly is my largest area, but not as small on top as a typical pear.
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW: I have not always been an SSBBW. I have always been chubby to fat. I probably attained the status of SSBBW in the last 10 years.
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
SSBBW: I donít think that my weight limits me. I love to live lifeÖI try not to let my weight get in the way of all that.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
SSBBW: I truly believe that if I had been thin all my life, I would be a bitchy, thin woman. Now, I am not saying all thin women are bitchy, because they arenít. What I mean is that I have had to rely on other things besides my looks to get me through life. I think that I am funny, a good person, and can adapt to many situations. I believe that a large portion (haha, no pun intended) of this is because of my weight and the way society views people that are heavier.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
SSBBW: Biggest drawback for me would be seating. Drives me bonkers when I go to a bar or restaurant that doesnít have armless chairs or a variety of seating options. Donít even get me started on airline seating! LOL. I love to travel. Planes are not fun for the large population.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
SSBBW: I love it and I hate it. I think that people should just be accepted for who they are. Just because I have a big ass doesnít mean I am stupid and lazy. On the flip of that, I love that men really, really love my shape and curves. I am glad there are people out there that are accepting of my body. I can only be the best me I can, at this moment in time. We can always try to change and do better. I just want people to be accepted for who they are. Society is way too judgmental.
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
SSBBW: I would like to change peopleís view on all different types of people, not just SSBBWs. We are all different, unique, beautiful in our own ways.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
SSBBW: Just know that different people have different needs. More seating options, larger bathroom stalls, etc. For the love of God, no cheap, plastic outdoor chairs! I hate those chairs the absolute most!
SSBBW Magazine: Can you recommend such people/services who do?
SSBBW:Well, I know of places in my area that I like to go that are better for someone of my size.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you follow any exercise or healthy eating regimes? If so, what are they?
SSBBW: I do work out a few times a week. It just makes me feel better and gets me moving. I do and donít pay attention to my diet, if that makes sense. I do try to eat healthy, but my main goal is not to lose weight. I just want to feel better.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
SSBBW: It depends on who I would be at 130 pounds and what my life would be like. That isnít an easy question to answer, for me. Can I be me, just like I am now? Then the answer would be maybe.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
SSBBW: One thing I would like to say on this topic is it drives me nuts when an overweight actress gets famous and then immediately tries to lose weight. I understand wanting to change your life and people do things for a reason. It just always said to me that they were somehow less thanÖthat losing weight would make their life perfect. Being fat really doesnít have anything to do with how great or not great your life isÖit is all about you and how you chose to live it. But, we do need positive role models in the spotlight.
Star Jones was so beautiful, in my opinion. She just isnít the same. I donít think she is anywhere near as attractive as she once was. Girl, eat something! Get some of that glow and curves back.
I do love Niecy Nash. I think she is funny, has a great outlook, and is so hot!
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
SSBBW: For the longest time I thought I was unattractive. I had been told by society, family members, etc that I was ugly because I was fat. No one would ever want to love me. The really sad thing is, is that I bought into it. I believed it!! One day, in my 30ís, I just basically woke up. F this! I am smart, sexy, funny, and try to live my life to the fullest. I have a lot to offer. What I would tell other SSBBWs reading this is to just love yourself. Have confidence in whom and what you are. It is amazing the change that simple thing has made in my life. There are always going to be people that feel the need to put others down. They are the ones with the issue; unhappy with themselves and their life. Donít let it ruin yours.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
SSBBW: We are people tooÖwe have feelings and wants and needs and desires. Everyone is different and that is what makes living so great! I truly believe that life would be so boring if we were all the same.
SSBBW: Nikki also says, "I am glad I found this publicationÖand that something like this does exist. I think things are getting better and will continue to do so. As more strong, confident SSBBWs take their place in society and more men come out saying they love bigger girls, it will get better!
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Nikki