2017 By the Numbers: An A+ Members Exclusive

Hello the people who make our dreams and lives possible! Two years ago I did this peek behind the curtain thing for the first time and you liked it a lot! So last year I did it again — swung open the door into the dark annals of numbers, charts, graphs and figures about how this little light of ours fared in 2016. You liked that too. Now that most of us have made it through 2017 with teardrops in our palms and possibly-delusional hope in our pockets, we are standing in front of 2018's gaping maw with a few things to discuss regarding that experience.

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Riese

Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3184 articles for us.