Autostraddle Insider Issue #104: Goodbye Heather Edition

Letters From Your Former and Current Editors
From Riese
I’d been telling my team that Heather Hogan was going to join us any minute now since she’d told me, in 2010, that she wanted to. We’d been emailing since she’d first reached out to me in 2009 to talk about my recaps, a few weeks before I’d transform my personal L Word blog into the Autostraddle that exists today — mostly just compliments, volleyed back and forth, some L Word gossip, but also a lot of yearning for the day she’d join Autostraddle. Like… a lot of yearning. I also, apparently, wrote her around ten emails I never sent — ideas I had for stories we could write together, a 2012 draft entitled “idea i had at 1am” and the idea is essentially Clexacon, requests for quotes for ...

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of 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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