Behind the Scenes of The 13 Days of A+

We all learned a lot these past thirteen days. We learned about fisting, and the captioning service learned about fisting, too. We learned that Autostraddle could possibly put out a cookbook and that we have a food photographer writing for us if we wanted to do this! We've shared uncomfortable (and comforting) stories about gifts, figured out how to find magic together in a difficult year — and we explored some kind of magic that occurred within a butt! We learned that the TV Team are all secretly incredible fanfiction writers. And. So. Much. More!

Thank you for going on this Holigay journey with us, for being here with this team, doing this work in 2020. Thank you for finding little moments of togetherness and joy with us. Thank you, also and in advance, for everything we're going to accomplish together in 2021. We won't be able to do it without you!

SO CHEERS TO YOU A+ MEMBERS!

To wrap up these 13 Days with a sneaky 14th day, I just wanted to leave you with three things. One...

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Nicole Hall is Autostraddle's A+ and Fundraising Director, and has been fundraising and working in the arts and nonprofit sector for over a decade. They write nonfiction as well as aggressively gay and sometimes spooky fiction. They live in Pittsburgh with their partner, Sadie. They are also a gardener, project queer, witchy/wizardly human and BFF to a lovely senior rescue dog. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram as @nknhall.

Nicole has written 51 articles for us.