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FAQ

Would you draw me? Do you do commissions? Will you help me design my blog?
I have done commission, portraits and blog designs in the past. But right now I am focusing on writing and not doing them anymore. I still hope to share personal artwork and drawings with my readers though! Just no time for commissions right now. You can purchase prints of my past artwork here.

What cameras do you use?
I used to use a Canon Powershot SX10 IS and now I am using a Nikon 1 J1. I also take photos with my phone. Sometimes I use film and Polaroid too.

What do you use to edit photos and graphics?
I use Picasa, GIMP, Picmonkey, Fotoflexer, Corel Painter and iPhoto.

You use the word fat on your blog. Why do you describe yourself with such an insulting word?
I don't consider the word fat to be an insult. It is a word that describes my appearance and a word I identify with.

How would you describe the fat acceptance movement?
The fat acceptance movement has had a profound influence in my life and something I think about every day. I am plus sized and also a fat acceptance activist, even if it is in a small way. By the clothes I wear and the confidence I carry, I am sending a message that goes against what popular opinion says - that you can determine someone's worth or health based on their size. The fat acceptance movement is about breaking that stereotype and giving everyone, regardless of their weight, the opportunity to love their bodies and be treated with respect. Kate Harding says it best in her article, "Don't You Realize Fat is Unhealthy?".

How much do you weigh?
I don't mind answering this question. I don't try to hide my size and hope that people can be inspired or boost their own confidence when they see someone their own size that is happy with their body. I am 5'9" and 300 lbs.

How come you don't share your real name online?
I prefer to keep my blog and job separate. If I shared my real name, it would be very easy to find my blog.

How long have you been married?
The mister and I have been married for 10 years. We met in high school and got hitched very young!

If you have a question, please use this form to ask me. If I don't add it to the FAQ section, I may answer your question in a future vlog.
- Rachele

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