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Information and rants about living in the real world as an SSBBW

As SSBBWs, we live in a world built for smaller people. Each day we face challenges to fit in, or even to just fit. While education and information are powerful tools, our best resource is each other. Let us know your tips or rants about this subject at

SSBBW Profile

Each month we will profile an SSBBW to help inspire those SSBBWs who haven't yet gotten that they are wonderful, caring, sexy, special people. We are always looking for more great and wonderful SSBBWs that feel they can be an inspiration to others to be profiled. Send us a mail if you are interested!!

This month we profile our Managing Editor, click here to read her profile.


Have you ever felt this way....

If you are an SSBBW, then more than likely you've felt this way before. And for those not SSBBW but perhaps have a friend, relative or partner who is, this may be a bit of an eye opener for you.

Socializing, in public, can be stressful. You are called and invited out for dinner with friends or family. Should be a time to be happy and careful and enjoy yourself, right? Well, that's not always the case, especially if it's a restaurant you've never been to before. Where is it? How far will I have to walk? Are there stairs? Is the bathroom accessible? Will there be booths? Will there be chairs without arms and large enough to fit my big butt? How close together are the tables? All of these questions start going through your mind and you start becoming anxious and worried. Sometimes it's just easier to make an excuse and not go to dinner.

You can make things easier for yourself though and enjoy the company of your friends and family. Call the restaurant and ask about their seating, layout and parking. If reservations have been made request that chairs with no arms be placed at the table before hand.

For friends and family of someone overweight, or even disabled, be aware of their needs and ensure they are met. It doesn't take much to ensure the restaurant will be comfortable to all and the gratitude will be well worth any effort made.

Letters to the Editor...

We've received a few letters to the editor lately and would like to post them here. If you have anything to say we'd love to hear from you too, so send us an email.

"I am so happy to find this magazine. Keep up the great work! [Christine]"

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