Letter From Your Editors
It is the season of thanks and guess what we're thankful for: YOU. Also, a few other things, as pictured:
L to R, starting from the top - ROW ONE: Bren and Willow, Stef and a vegan pizza bagel, Maddie and postcards from friends, Chelsey and Erin, Cara and a giant turtle ROW TWO: Laura and M, Rachel and boxed wine, KaeLyn and Waffle, Laneia and Megan, Audrey and her Mom. ROW THREE: Carmen with Eli and Geneva, Ali and a bagel sandwich, Fikri and her queer friends in Singapore, Hannah and Gushers, Kate and Aimee. ROW FOUR: Lydia and her BFF, Riese and Abby, Robin and coffee, Brittani and basketball, Alley and sake
The holidays are busy and intense around here: we're making amazing gift guides as usual, hoping to rack up 1,000 members by year's end, stocking up on beloved merch and introducing some excellent new merch items that'll really just float your boat all the way down the river into a wave pool of endless love and affection.
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