Carmen’s Team Pick: This Lemonade Stand

There’s been a lot of money talk here lately, so let me just go out on a limb and say that I think Autostraddle needs money and loves you. But your fellow Autostraddlers also love you, and the world, enough to sell you lemonade. You heard me right, victims of unseasonally warm weather! LEMONADE.

not an actual autostraddler

Autostraddlers in New York City are going to be selling lemonade like cute little girls do, with a lemonade stand, on April 23 to raise money for pediatric cancer research and care. Have you ever heard of Alex’s Lemonade? It’s an organization that helps people across the country do this, every day, for the same cause: ending cancer.

So if you like lemonade (who doesn’t), or Autostraddle (who doesn’t), or Autostraddlers serving you lemonade (WHO DOESN’T), you should probably check it out:

4/23/11, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
South Street Seaport
11 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038

The goal is to raise 3,000 dollars. You should really go! And if you can’t you can still donate at the event page here. You can also learn more about Alex’s Lemonade here.

Autostraddle cannot exist without the generous support of our readers. We're running the fundraiser through March 29th! We're out of immediate danger...but we had to ask...what if we could survive for longer? Will you help?

Go to our Fundraiser!


Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

Carmen has written 920 articles for us.


  1. aww yeah, look at this karmic loop right here. pay it forward. this makes me very happy, if i wasn’t working i’d be taking the train into the city to buy lemonade from some socially-conscious, (too)sexi ladies :)

  2. Yes! We will be at South Street Seaport (in front of the Gap) all day on Saturday – we also have gift cards to various restaurants in the city that were donated, anyone can buy one & your entire dinner/lunch/lesbian brunch will go towards Autostraddle Lemonade Stand’s goal!

    There will also be a follow up event at STONEWALL INN. Wednesday May 4, 6pm-9pm complete with 2-4-1 happy hour, hot ladies, & raffles. Any NYC Autostraddlers not on the NYC Autostraddle mailing list who want to stay in the loop feel free to drop me an email – garbledwords [at] gmail [dot] com. :)

  3. Yes! We’ve been here since 9, if it starts raining again like it was earlier we may head in sooner. If anybody who was planning on coming can’t make it please remember you can donate via the link!

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