Big Beautiful Women (BBW) – Are we the norm?

Big Beautiful Women (BBW) are everywhere. We are round, feminine and loving. We are the "plus" dimension. Numerous websites exist only for the "big" or plus size woman. Which stores offer clothing, which ones have airway extenders, which airlines have the largest seats, what about dating sites (there are many!).

There are numerous blogs featuring BBW chats and discussions. I am always amazed by the huge numbers that attract these sites. If we are apparently in the minority, why are there so many? I suspect there are more of us who are "plus" average in size, but the big advertising agencies, the TV and the movies have brainwashed us into thinking that the thin, curvy female is normal. Not like that! It is not automatically unhealthy to be a plus size woman. Being thin is not inherently healthy. See your doctor and if your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar are okay, relax. If not and want to lose weight to avoid weight-related health problems, eat more fruits and vegetables. Take a nice walk. A little exercise can lead to a healthier life.

Great beautiful women (and MHM, Big Handsome Men) have special needs when traveling, especially air travel. A safety belt extender is required on most domestic flights. Although most airlines offer them, it is necessary to request them and not all airlines are sensitive to the needs of the older person. You can also request an empty seat next to you on the plane to get some extra space. However, they are only available if the flight is not sold out.

There are so many options now for the plus size woman that they weren't available even 10 years ago. I am encouraged that society will truly accept people of all sizes and stop categorizing us.