Straddler On The Street turns one year old today, so we captured Vanessa and insisted she let us interview her instead of vice versa like usual. The results are predictably full of floral print and feelings.
“I am 24 and my partner is in her fifties, and I really really want to talk about my experience in an age gap relationship.” We chatted with Connie, a first generation Asian American currently living in New Mexico, about this and more!
Natalie describes herself as a completely open book, and she’s not kidding! We talked about her transition, building community, and the pros and cons of living in rural Wisconsin.
Abby was the winner of the A-Camp 4.0 Kreuzbach10 campership, and as you might expect from such a human, Abby is sweet, energetic, confident and dapper as all hell. We talked about Ghana, names, gender, telling stories, and A-Camp.
“I’m on a major self-love extravaganza journey.” Lex shares her perspective on religion and spirituality, A-Camp, Reiki, work, art, and life.
Hannah talks about her love for A-Camp, her tricky relationship with her parents, and how it feels to be “gay and female and Asian.” She also offers some really solid advice for anyone who feels a little lost.
Jill/Gilles is a Professional Queer if I ever met one and strives “to bring trans*, female-bodies, queer representation to a community that needs it.”
Juliet is an Australian mum, sexologist, and traveler extraordinaire. She talks about all that and more in this lovely interview.
Mel won the Kipper Clothiers campership this time around, and you’ll know why when you see her amazing style. A third-time camper and longtime reader, she talks about Toronto, working at a hotel, her Filipino family, and (duh) A-Camp.
Charli is a “fat, body positive, queer/pansexual Native American girl from North Dakota” and she has a lot of things to say, especially about addiction, depression, music, and being a good person.
Mandi is the creator of Queerituality.com, a project we told you about a few months ago. She shared the inspiration behind that project, more about her own spiritual journey and how it intersects with her queer identity, and her favorite writers, books, and news sources.
Emily talks about the badass A-Camp tumblr she runs and her camp feelings, her incredible rainbow hair, and how she wants to collaborate with all of you power queer Straddlers.
Shelby lives in Chicago and is on track to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She talks about A-Camp, her wedding, and the costumes she makes for sci-fi conventions.
Amanda is a 24 year old student in veterinary medicine and comparative biomedical sciences at Cornell University who is both a cat researcher and a ball python handler!
Monique talks about being Mexican and queer in Arizona, her favorite artists, and her adorable dog Elliot (who is an extremely well-behaved road trip travel companion.)
If you have read Autostraddle even once, it’s likely that you’ve seen some of Marika’s brilliance in the comment section. She is one of our most frequent commenters, and she was kind enough to chat with me about science, hammocks, food, and family.
Lynare is a 42 year old dapper lesbian living in Miami, Florida and she told me about seducing her roommate in the Navy, what dapper style means to her, and how the community has changed over the past twenty years.
Aimée talks about her femme identity, what it’s like to have lupus, and the cultural differences between the United States and Ireland.