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Yuletide greetings, friends!! For serious, let's embrace the meaning of the season and spend it together, you know, gayly.

The 13 Days of A+ Pop-Up Discord opens NOW (scroll to the end to hop on) and it will close on December 26 at 12pm PST. Why keep it so fleeting, so ephemeral? Well, we are a small team for one, and while I am going to enjoy the heck out of being with you all over the next several days, it isn't doable for us to monitor something like this long-term, at least not currently. Plus, if one of our server's purposes is to meet people, we like that it can be a place where people come together, almost like a seasonal festival, to meet and make connections, before it disbands for a time. I...

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Nico Hall

Nico Hall is Autostraddle's A+ and Fundraising Director, and has been fundraising and working in the arts and nonprofit sector for over a decade. They write nonfiction and personal essays and are currently at work on a queer fiction novel. They live in Pittsburgh with their partner, Sadie. They are also a gardener, project queer, witchy/wizardly human and are currently mourning their lovely senior rescue dog. Nico is also haunted. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram as @nknhall.

Nico has written 128 articles for us.