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Self Acceptance and Society/Fat Acceptance

Self acceptance is loving and appreciating yourself even if there are things you'd eventually like to change. Fat acceptance or society acceptance is getting society as a whole to accept that we have the same rights as everyone else and to reduce prejudice within the community.

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Editor's Rant

So my sister and I were talking the other day about people who just don't get it. She mentioned a busy body customer who actually said something nice to her one day and then ruined it. First she asked my sister if she had lost weight and that she was looking good and to keep up what she was doing. She should have stopped there but she didn't. She then started telling her what to do to lose weight (like what to eat or not to eat, etc.). As my sister said to me, "she just told me to keep doing what I was doing and then proceeded to tell me something else to do, sheesh!".

Now, I know people think they are trying to help but come on. Telling me that I should perhaps eat healthier? Wow I never thought of that. What a new concept. Wait a minute, do I look stupid?

If people really want to help, just shut up. Perhaps think about us for a second. Perhaps when you plan a lunch or dinner get together with friends and one or some of them are large ... THINK! Don't make reservations at a place that only has booths or requires everyone to walk three blocks from the parking area to the restaurant or where the bathrooms are downstairs and there is no elevator. Don't make reservations at the famous hamburger joint and tell me not to eat bad foods. Just think ... step into my shoes for just a few minutes.

Have you ever read the Stephen King book, "Thinner"? I dream of having the power to do "Fatter" and when someone really pisses me off I can give them the evil eye, point at them and say "fatter" and no matter how little or how well they eat they keep gaining weight until they are my size and then they know what it's like. Sometimes my dream goes further and for every pound they gain, I lose the same.

SSBBW Magazine is sponsoring a child...

World VisionMatetaThrough World Vision Canada, SSBBW Magazine is sponsoring 5 year old Mateta Nsimba from Democratic Republic of Congo. Mateta Nsimba was born the same month as our magazine (February). Mateta lives with her parents in a poor area. Her father is self-employed but his earnings are barely enough to provide for his family. Her mother stays at home caring for her family. As we receive updates on Mateta Nsimba we will post them here for all of you. If you want to help towards the cost of sponsorship or to help us purchase gifts for other communities in need around the world be it water filters, goats, or even soccer balls then please click on the PayPal button below.

Each month we'll list those who contributed to this great cause. If you do not wish your name to be posted please email us at Thank you.

October 2009 - Thank you to Mary C. for her donation of $20 towards our sponsored child.

November 2009 UPDATE - We received a letter from Mateta,

"Dear Sponsor,

Thank you for accepting me as your sponsored girl. I am Nsimba Mateta, I live with my parents, my brothers and my sister. I like eating chicken with rice and playing with my dolls. As I can't yet write a letter by myself, Mu. Lucien Pongo, member of the local structure of management has helped me but I make a drawing for you. How do you like it? Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Your sponsored girl, Nsimba Mateta

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love."
~Mildred B. Vermont

"A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done."
~Author Unknown

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