The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Fourteen, August 2015

Letter From Your Editors
Hello World Books!

Last week I wrote you from a mattress, this week I write you from my mother's kitchen table, which is also doubling as "my office." This is probably how Anna Wintour runs Vogue. Here are the team's Summer Looks!

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So, I was out of town for a huge portion of July and now I'm in Michigan, which has really got me thinking about how pretty much all news media comes to you from a very limited number of cities — major national publications tend to be headquartered in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC or, occasionally, Chicago or Portland. Most cities and many towns are home to incredible local publications with national or international readerships, but publications with...

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Riese is the 37-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," 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. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2773 articles for us.