An inside look, just for A+ members, from Autostraddle's editors on the process, struggles, and surprises of working on what you're reading on the site. We learn so much from this work before it ever even makes it to your eyes; now you can, too!
I was already in the midst of planning the first outlines of this week of content when a spate of very silly and very tired bisexual takes rolled through the discourse — whether it was the ~validity~ of bisexual women (what does that even mean? I've always wondered!) or what we're like to date, it felt like we were in an unforgiving spotlight just as I was trying to think about how to best celebrate us. It didn't feel great, and specifically felt weirdly anachronistic; after a summer defined by new horizons I hadn't dared to imagine possible, it was so bizarre to somehow be sitting through the same conversations I felt like we were having back in 2010.
Another way of looking at it, though, I guess is that another thing we were rem...
You've Reached A+ Content!
Reader support is the cornerstone of our business model and it enables us to keep this site and 99% of our content free for everyone. Although we’d never put up a paywall for anything we know is necessary to our community, we do provide bonus content for A+ members like this post, the A+ member advice column and our monthly behind-the-scenes newsletter. It’s our thank you to the A+ Members who are playing a key role in keeping independent queer media alive and ensuring we’re here for the next person who needs us.
In 2020, 86% of our support came through readers and riight now, Autostraddle is fundraising for the first six months of 2021 — enabling us to pay the incredible LGBTQ humans who make this community run. If you join A+ today, your membership contribution will help us reach that goal.
You can become a member and join the community that keeps Autostraddle working starting at just $4 a month.
Every member makes a difference when it comes to helping Autostraddle thrive, build queer community, and be here for the next person who needs us.
Already a member? Sign in