2022 By the Numbers: An A+ Member Exclusive

Well, it sure is May and I sure did not deliver this post to you in January or FEBRUARY AT THE LATEST as I traditionally have been known to do! You might wonder why: why on earth did it take me so long to publish this annual report? The answer is not, "it took me five months to actually create and put together." I created it and put it together in January.

And then the days passed, as they do, as I thought about if the words in the post were correct or if perhaps I should change them. I wondered if maybe I should ask Nico if they liked the words in the post? Whenever I add a second step to the publication of a post, I have essentially ensured I will never publish it. But, then, I don't know.... other things happened, in my life, in this ...

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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.

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