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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This month we are profiling Mimi from Washington, D.C.
SSBBW Magazine: What is your current weight?
SSBBW: 500 lbs
SSBBW Magazine: What body shape would you say you are?
SSBBW Magazine: Have you always been an SSBBW?
SSBBW Magazine: Why would you be an inspiration to other SSBBWs?
SSBBW: Because I am confident and unapologetic about my size. I love my curves.
SSBBW Magazine: What are the joys of being an ssbbw?
SSBBW: I personally enjoy how soft I am. When I see another ssbbw I feel a type of sisterhood with them :).
SSBBW Magazine: What are the drawbacks?
SSBBW: Flying. It can be pricey, and sometimes it quite frankly sucks having to buy two seats.
SSBBW Magazine: What is it like being an SSBBW in today's society?
SSBBW: I know a lot of ssbbws who say they are harassed, made fun of, or people take pictures of them. But that's not my experience at all. In my experience, I'm treated well, I'm usually very upbeat and happy. Sometimes I think it can be difficult to be in a society that doesn't always accommodate you. If I go to a new restaurant I have to call before hand to make sure they have seats without arms. If I go to the movies on a date I make sure it's AMC or RAVE because I know the arms go up. There's nothing worse than going on a date, and having to sit on the very tip of the front of your seat because your hips are too big :).
SSBBW Magazine: How would you like to change society's view of SSBBW?
SSBBW: I'd like to change it so that everyone could see that at the end of the day we are women. Like everyone else. Yes I may be 4 or 5 times your size :), but I'm just like your wife, sister,mother, or friend. I am not a fetish.
SSBBW Magazine: What do people/companies serving the public need to do to accommodate ssbbws?
SSBBW: The only thing I can think of is seating. Have arm-less options. Especially theaters. Besides people like to lift up the arms, and cuddle, I know I do.
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: I go for daily walks, once in a blue moon I lift weights and do cardio. Gotta keep the blood flowing :). I do eat lots of vegetables and fruit. I always have at least one veggie during each meal. I try to get lots of fiber in my "diet" as well.
SSBBW Magazine: If you could wave a magic wand and be 130 lbs, would you?
Nope. I prefer to be fluffy.
SSBBW Magazine: Do you have a favorite overweight actor/actress?
SSBBW: I really loved Amber Mia- she recently passed away. You may have remembered her as the 300 lb gorgeous woman in Road trip.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to all the SSBBWs reading this?
SSBBW: Love yourself. If not for anything, but because you deserve to be happy. If you don't love you, why should anyone else. If you are own on yourself about your weight, change it. We only have one life, make the best of it. Find someone or something that brings you joy, and makes you wake up with a smile every morning.
SSBBW Magazine: What would you like to say to those just reading this out of curiosity about the SSBBW / FA community?
SSBBW: That at the end of the day we are all just people :).
SSBBW Magazine: Thank you Mimi.