Editor’s Notes: Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble // Header by Viv Le

This is the fifth Editor's Notes I've written for Autostraddle since becoming the Managing Editor. I previously wrote them for Time Zones Week, for the 2022 Pride package, for Diner Week, and for Horror Is So Gay. They're always a joy to write; it's incredible to know our members care enough about the creative work we produce to want to glimpse behind the curtain a bit, learn about the editorial process, and see how the soda gets made. They're also tricky to write. It feels navel-gazing to examine my own editorial process. It feels vulnerable, too. This job is hard! It's also the best job I've ever had. As a lot of the essays an...

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

Kayla has written 837 articles for us.