Had to add to this thread! I was in Hawaii in 2015 and saw a very large woman doing that surfboard thing like a champ. I was with my then-partner and we both smiled at both the skill, and the confidence. She was Samoan. We did not take any pic or vid out of respect. (What a concept!)
Anyway, a day later I was in a grocery store, got on the line and in front of me was a SSBBW in the smallest bikini. Hard to just be cool in the presence of such fine rolls and folds and just a BIG human - thrill! No one batted an eye, no one gave any "looks." I loved that, too - not a big deal. (Except for me.)
When she turned to pay, guess who it was!
Made my day. Didn't say a word. As she left, a little girl appeared, the woman took her hand and they both walked out of the store.