Autostraddle Insider Issue Five: November 2014

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 ...

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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.

Riese has written 3184 articles for us.