Hello! Seven years ago today, Jenny died and Autostraddle got born. Much like I do to my mother every year, I forgot it was our birthday today until yesterday, but that hasn't stopped us from putting together a somewhat ambitious plan for posts commemorating the occasion. Like this one, right here! This is a roundtable wherein many Autostraddle team members reflect on stuff they've written and talk about stuff they've yet to write. We are certain this will be fun for the whole damn family.
Birthdays are obviously ripe for reflection on where we've been and where we're going.
Rachel celebrates Autostraddle's 7th birthday
Regrets, We Have A Few
On posts we regret writing/publishing and those that led to negative repercussions we weren't quite prepared for.
Heather Hogan, Here Since October 2014: The thing I regret the most is the totality of Skins work I did when I was writing for AfterEllen. It was absolutely not the fault of any of the editors at AfterEllen. I had ...
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