Editor’s Notes: Divorce Week

Autostraddle Divorce Week

Welcome to AF+ Editor's Notes where we invite members into the behind-the-scenes of making a series on Autostraddle happen. Here, Carmen and Nico, co-editors of Divorce Week, share our brainstorming and thought processes, the inspiration behind visual elements, and how we're feeling now that it's all published and we're on the other side.


Famously, I am not a divorced person. In fact, famously, I haven’t succeeded in making a romantic relationship last longer than roughly six months. That feels weirdly vulnerable to write, especially in the context of Editor’s Notes (you’re here to learn a little behind-the-scenes of how we put this package together, not an unsolicited therapy session on my love...

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 699 articles for us.


Nico 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 and personal essays and are currently at work on a queer fiction novel and podcasts. They live in Pittsburgh. Nico is also haunted. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram as @nknhall.

Nico has written 221 articles for us.