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Old 10-31-2011, 11:42 PM   #29
Lovelyone
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Another light bulb moment came when I went to my first BBW Bash. I had never been to one and didn't really know what to expect from it. I know that I didn't expect the ladies to be self-assured, confident and sexy. After being told for many many years how ugly and unattractive being fat was, I didn't really have much self confidence. It was hard for me to make eye contact with anyone, let alone a man and here I was at a bash designed just for that. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the Stardust and saw all those big gals wearing sexy clothing, flirting, laughing and just plain being something awesome! I remember walking behind two bigger gals on my way to register and they were wearing short-shorts and halter tops and their thighs were jiggling. I thought to myself, "Wow they are brave to wear that. I wouldn't be brave enough to let it all hang out like that."

I went to the pool and about passed out when I saw my first plus sized lady wearing a bikini, but then I looked around and a LOT of the ladies were wearing them--and they were so confident. I remember thinking "OMG I am in over my head. These ladies are WAY more confident than I will ever be. I don't think I belong here." After a few days of hanging around these wonderful and confident ladies I started to feel better about myself and laughed more, even flirted a little.

I'll never forget the first after-hours dance that I attended. Afterward my feet had blisters because I was asked to dance more than I had ever been asked to dance before. Wow, what an ego boost that gave me. I felt like the belle of the ball...and I wore those blisters like a badge of honor. I left that bash with confidence in abundance, my head held high and feeling pretty proud to be an SSBBW because of all the things I learned from my bash "sisters". It took a week of mingling with these strong, confident women in order for me to realize that being fat does not mean that you cannot be sexy and self-assured. Kudos to all of you (both women and man) who helped me come out of my shell that first time. I learned a lot from you.
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