1. What do you find attractive about plus size women?
The first thing that holds my attention is her silhouette. As an artist my
eyes automatically strategize the way I would draw her, and the outline is very important to the drawing.
2. Have you always been attracted to plus size women?
I remember being attracted to a plus size girl as far back as grade school. Her older brother went to the school too, so she was completely off limits.
3. At what age did you realize that you were attracted to plus size women?
I was 11 when I realized it wasn't just the girl in grade school that caught my eye, but I was too young to really understand. At that age it seemed like everything you thought, was deemed wrong by your parents.
4. When you found out that you were attracted to plus size women did you admit it right away or did you hide it from others?
I hid it for years, the bad part was the girls I were attracted to I made fun of because that was acceptable to my circle of friends. To a teenager, seeming normal and fitting in are very important things. I made fun of one particular girl in high school. By the time I realized that the way of the crowd wasn't my way, I approached her with how I really felt... It was too late, she let me have it. Ever since then I have worked diligently to not be part of the crowd. I admitted it to my friends, but it wasn't until years later that I actually entered a relationship with a plus size woman.
5. What advice if any would you give a plus size woman looking for a man that will appreciate and love her for herself?
My advice is beware of guys that are too into your size. You want to be the object of someone's affection not the focus of their fetish. I believe a guy who is into you won't make your size the main topic of discussion every time you talk to him. My friends never walked over to a girl and said, "Um you're so beautiful and thin". It's OK for him to have a preference, but it shouldn't be his main focus.
Married 20 Years, Father of 5 Children>
Illustrator of Plus Size Art/ Graphic Designer for over 15 years>
Owner of JNESS Graphics>
Originally from Brooklyn, NY