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Look at me and tell me,
tell me what You see?
I am a larger woman
filled with passion and beauty,
I have not always felt this way,
it has taken me some time
I used to be miserable about myself and also in my mind,
For many people have mocked and harassed us,
And think we have no shame,
Who are they to judge?
For we too have a name
We are strong minded,
we have feelings,
and we have goals and we have dreams,
all we ask is for others to see us for who we are, not seem.
They do not know our story,
They do not know a thing,
They have no idea what we are capable of,
And what giftings we can bring,
the next time you see, A Big beautiful Woman
Tell me what you see?
Take the time to get to know her
She is just like you and me.
On behalf of all the BBW,
Through this poem which I have send
For I know that big is beautiful,
And that they make such wonderful friends,
BBW have the biggest hearts,
I want to scream it out aloud,
BBW are gorgeous, on the inside and on the out,
We too are mothers, we are lovers,
We are daughters, we are friends,
We are sisters, we have feelings,
From beginning to the end.

Written and submitted by: Irene Margaritis

Irene is a new self published Children's Author and you can follow her on facebook ( My Little Book Corner! :-) ) Her first book "Could you Imagine" is an exciting story that will expand a child's horizon and have them pondering the what if's of life and make them think outside the box.

Dating as an SSBBW

Kate Lang is a single parent who has begun blogging about her dating experiences as a BBW/SSBBW. Read an excerpt below and check out her blog [Kate Hates Dates].

Editors Note: This submission from Kate is a good eye opener for everyone. Enjoy the story but remember to be careful out there!

Lunches with Liars

I really hate doing things alone. This is my downfall and a running theme in many of my stories. It also causes me to do things that you probably wouldn't even THINK of doing. Yes, itís a scary world out there but sometimes, being alone is too.

I decide that I am bringing a date to the annual 4th of July block party. Now, I just have to find one. So I decide that Iím going to find one where you can find ANYTHING. Craigís List. OMG, I can hear you groaning already. I didnít have any experience with Craigís List and I had been hearing people talk about it everywhere, so..... what the hell.

I place an ad stating that Iím looking for a date for the party. I specified no one under 25, no one over 55, no women, no married men and please no Craigís List serial killers. I was amazed at the responses! Of course 30 of them just had to be random pictures of penises and what I was supposed to do with those I wasnít quite sure, but I did actually get a few decent responses. None of which panned out so I still wound up going alone. Oh well, I had fun anyway.

The next day I get a very nice email from someone. He was sorry he missed the event but was still interested. I open the picture. Heís amazing. Exactly my type. We converse back and forth via email for a few days. Heís funny, smart, charming, and so easy to talk to. I canít believe my luck. Eventually we decide to meet at a local bar. We sit and talk for hours, he walks me to my car at the end of the evening and gives me an amazing kiss. I thought my knees were gonna buckle. We continue to email back and forth, go to lunch from time to time and thenÖ. POOF! Gone. No explanation, no rhyme or reason. Just gone. Damn it all ta hell.

I would call him but then I realize I donít actually have his number. I know where he works but Iím not going to sit outside his office like a crazy person so I let it go, but I never do get him out of my mind. Then a few months later Ö.. POOF! Heís back. Emailing me like crazy again with some lame excuses about being busy with work. WTH? But I buy it, so I go out for a few more lunches, plan a nice evening out, he stands me up and just like that Ö.. POOF! Gone again. Fuck. This is crazy! This goes on for the better part of a year. During one lunch he makes a remark about how you can find someoneís whole life on Facebook and jokes about how heís sure someone is just Twittering away about their lunch right now.

Now, trust me, Iíve Googled this guy. Iíve looked. Iím not some crazy obsessive stalker type, but when youíre a single parent you have to at least try to dig up some dirt on the people youíre dating for safetyís sake. Iíve never been able to find a single shred of information about this guy.

After one of our last lunches I have to go to a meeting at work. Well I guess he thought his email wasnít working right so he emails me from a different email address. But this email address shows a different last name than heís told me before and BAM! Iíve got him, and heís right you can find someoneís whole life on Facebook and I find his. And his wifeís. And his kids. Damn.

The internet is a very powerful tool. If youíve got Google, Facebook, someoneís real name and just a few brain cells, you can find just about anything on anybody.

MEN! You should remember this. Especially when you are trying to cheat on your wife.

Written and submitted by: Kate Lang

Source: Kate Hates Dates []

"Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right..."
~Phillips Brooks, "An Easter Carol"
"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."
~Mark Twain

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