The A+ Bee, Issue One: This Is How We’ll Do It

Welcome welcome welcome! We are so excited about this and you and your hair. Are you doing something different? It looks great.

The A+ Bee was inspired by the A-Camp Bee — a daily newspaper about goings-on around camp that we distributed at May 2014 A-Camp. We liked making it sooooo much that we proposed doing something similar for A+ members, and here we are! The A+ Bee is a newspaper all about YOU, our amazing Autostraddle community! It will include so many more exciting things in the future directly from your mouths and brains and hands! We even have a PO Box for you to send us collages and fun envelope art — but for now we've mustered up a little something straight from our hearts. Also note that although we've included Meet-Up info in The A+ Bee, that info isn't exclusive to The A+ Bee and will continue to exist wherever said information typically exists, whether that be the facebook page of the group or in a meet-up week announcement on Autostraddle proper. MEET-UPS FOR EVERYB...

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This is one of the 3-4 posts we publish each month just for A+ members. Why? Well, because...

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It's do or die for us now: our community-funded publication is facing serious budget shortfalls and increasing competition for talent and advertising from new corporate-owned LGBTQ+ media properties. 95% of our income comes from YOU, our readers. We just barely hit our goal of 3k members in 2018, and will need another 1,000 members in the next six months to make it through the summer!

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Chelsey is a previous Editorial Assistant for Autostraddle and currently resides in Los Angeles with her cat Olive and a large collection of cardigans. She enjoys drinking coffee/tea, writing, editing, and validating the humans in her life.

Chelsey has written 52 articles for us.