GOOD MORNING MY LOVES, HAPPY FRIDAY, TODAY IS A WILD DAY BECAUSE TODAY IS THE DAY WE TURN 10! YES, THIS VERY WEBSITE, THE SPACE YOU ARE INHABITING ~ONLINE~ RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT, WWW DOT AUTOSTRADDLE DOT COM, GOT BORN 10 WHOLE YEARS AGO! OH! MY! GODDESS!!!
Okay, sorry for yelling so early on a Friday, but like, wow, right?!?! Can you believe that Autostraddle, this special magical project, has somehow survived for a whole decade?! It is truly wild! We have so much to share with you today so we can all celebrate together – a delicious birthday cake recipe, a mailbag filled with handmade cards from our dear readers (that’s YOU!), an A+ advice-a-thon, a fundraiser, and an interactive yearbook that is going to literally blow your mind!!! – but I wanted to take a moment during this Friday Open Thread to check in with you on this very special day.
How are you celebrating Autostraddle’s 10th birthday?!?!?!!!
I wanna know when you found Autostraddle. What year was it? Which article did you click on first? What did your haircut look like? Did a friend tell you about these weirdo queers on the internet who were writing posts about cereal and hot girls and books and Tegan & Sara or were you that queer telling your whole friend group about your favorite new site? Did you have a big queer friend group? Did you make friends through Autostraddle? Did you go to a meet-up? Did you meet your girlfriend through the site? What about your ex-wife? How is your life different because of Autostraddle? What stayed the same since you first read us? What has changed? Are you a new reader? Have you been here since Day One? I wanna know how you got here. I wanna know what your life looked like when you found Autostraddle, and I wanna know what happened next!
Happy 10th Birthday to Autostraddle, y’all. Let’s raise our mugs of tea and coffee and orange juice and whatever the heck else we might be drinking on a Friday morning and cheers this babe. Without her we wouldn’t be here, and life as we know it would be way less good and way less gay.
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