Autostraddle Live!: Come to My NYU Panel “Queer My Blog”

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Hi! What does it mean to be on a panel called “Queer My Blog“? I’m going to find out, and you should come find out with me!

Where: NYU Kimmel Student Center (Room 906), 60 Washington Square South

When: October 7th at 7pm (should run for about two hours, they will be the best two hours of your life)

Who: Me of, Morgan W. and Ryann Holmes from (we interviewed them a while back), and Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo of

Who Can Come: It’s FREE, OPEN to the public and wheelchair accessible.

What: NYU Pride Month is proud to host the Queer My Blog panel event, featuring panelist who represent the most popular independent queer blogs on the internet. Moderated by student blogger Sophia House, Queer My Blog is an interactive panel that takes a look at the role online blogs have in shaping 21st century queer identities and how digital space can serve as a site of cultural production. Panelists will take us through a tour of their online community, engage in a dialogue on the intricacies of the online world and what it takes to run a successful queer website with a pertinent presence in the online and offline LGBTQ communities. Our guests for the evening include Riese Bernard of, Morgan W. and Ryann Holmes from, and Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo of

We’re looking for blog-nerds and digital enthusiasts as well as anyone who just enjoys intelligent, funny, and engaging panelists. The audience will be able to ask questions all night long, so don’t be shy!

 Will there be Jell-O wrestling? I don’t know. You will have to RSVP on the Facebook Page to make me feel really positive and popular about the whole thing and then we’ll go from there.

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Riese is the 35-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York City and mellowed out in California before returning to Michigan for reasons that are unclear to her now. 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 2332 articles for us.