Editor’s Notes: On Diner Week

Diner Week – All Artwork by Viv Le

In the latest entry in our A+ Editor's Notes series, I'm taking you into the kitchen of Diner Week to see how the sausage (or bacon or ham or vegan breakfast patty) was made.

I'm not sure what prompted it, but on Friday, June 10 2022, just after noon Eastern time, Autostraddle's Director of Operations Laneia Jones popped into the main social channel of our Slack with a prompt:

So, Diner Week didn't exactly start with diners. But Laneia opened up something with this simple request. People started sharing the places they've eaten at, sharing little pieces of themselves. We talked about salad bars for a long time. You mig...

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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.

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