Now on available on all Streaming Platforms 5/22/19 Interview Transcript
Rebecca, thank you so much for taking the time to hang with me today.
Thank you for having me on. I’m really excited to be here.
I want to share with you from the very beginning that as we’re talking about some of these issues, they can obviously be sensitive in nature and as I am not the master of this language that you are probably a master of, I would just like to ask for your grace and for your forgiveness upfront if I say a word or a phrase that’s not helpful. Feel free to just point it out and let me know.
Okay. Alright, I will do that.
First of all, I know that an acronym that you use quite a bit is SSBBW. As I was doing some research about you, it was the first time that I had heard that acronym. For people who aren’t familiar with what that is, what does it mean and why would you use that term?
Many, many years ago when I was just starting to come out of my shell, I was trying to find people who were like me. I was trying to find a community of others like me and I was also trying to find a way to describe myself. So, as I was putting in keywords, I already knew BBW because that’s in pop culture. Drake did a song about BBW. I typed in BBW, which is “Big Beautiful Woman” and it came up with other words like that, and one that came up was SSBBW, which means “Super-Sized Big Beautiful Woman”. And because I’m of extended size, I was just like, “Okay, that’s me.” So, when I’m describing myself to people or dating, I can be accurate in what it is that I’m describing. I’ve kind of adapted that to myself and when I first started to get into YouTube, it was the first word that popped into my brain. It’s not really a term that I like, but it is something that was helpful for me in the beginning when I was getting into this whole scene.
Tell us a little bit about your own journey of self-acceptance. I assume it began early in life because you’re still a pretty young person, but tell me a little bit about that journey.
I’ve struggled with weight my whole life but a big turning point for me was when I was about 18 or 19 years old. I went out to dinner
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