34 Excerpts From Riese’s Diaries, 2008 – 2014

Welcome to Excerpts From My Super-Secret Diary, a new A+ feature for Silver & Gold members in which we publish for you the incomplete and/or highly personal thoughts we’ve written on paper with actual pens.

Today Riese has plucked some lines from a stack of diaries spanning the years 2008 - 2014 and is presenting them here, for you. These are not in chronological order! If you think I'm talking about you, don't worry, it's somebody else. xoxo gossip girl

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Why do I do it. Why, when nothing but temporary thrills will come of it. Because I am an animal? Because we are all animals. Because I want to feel things. Because I am a body.
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When he told me he didn't "get" why I'd ever want to "be intimate" with a woman, he essentially put a stopwatch on the coffee table between us. It went off a few weeks later and I stopped taking Wellbutrin and started drinking more and went out into the night to find girls because I was in New York City and I could be anyone.
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Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2843 articles for us.