A+ Inbox LIVE! #2: Did You Get to Make Jam?

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Hello hello! It's our very second edition of A+ Inbox LIVE! If you're listening for the first time, A+ Inbox LIVE! is where Riese, Heather, Yvonne, Rachel and I choose three questions from the A+ Priority Inbox and answer them live on a podcast, using amateur recording equipment and very little editing! It's casual and honest and very 2006. You can also snag A+ Inbox LIVE! #1: Get Kicked Out of Chorus, for extra cool fun.

On this week's show, the gang's all here, and we're considering the merits of liking one's own comment, of sending and/or receiving an email after you've broken up, and the importance of being earnest when naming your sourdough starter.

Don't forget that we've set up a super special A+ Priority Voicemail set up just for A+ members like you. Have something to say with your voice? There's certainly no better place to say it than in a voicemail. And you can rest assured that no one will ever ever answer this numbe...

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That's why we've created Autostraddle Plus. It's a way for loyal readers like you to support the site for as little as $5 a month, and in return get a peek behind the curtain of Autostraddle with posts like this one, A+ swag, podcasts, Insider "newsletters," and essays/interviews from the previously-very-hidden parts of our hearts, souls and pants. Best of all, you're helping us keep Autostraddle.com free for everybody — free of cost, and also free from the inevitable compromises made by sites that cater to marketers, not readers.

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Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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