Getting in Bed With Kristin: Grief, Anxiety, and the Practicalities of Breakups

Welcome back to another Getting In Bed With Kristin! This week, Kristin talked about that amazing Buffering the Vampire Slayer prom, and answered advice questions about grief, anxiety, the practicalities of breaking up, and oh so much more. You can ask your questions for the next episode, which airs on March 28th and posts right here on Autostraddle dot com on March 29th, in the Facebook livestream, on Twitter with the hashtag #GIBWK, or anonymously in this little box!

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Hello! My name is Kristin Russo and I am a writer, speaker, educator and consultant with a focus on LGBTQ issues. I co-direct Autostraddle's A-Camp, I co-founded Everyone Is Gay &  My Kid Is Gay and authored This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids (Chronicle, 2014). I also worked as host and producer of First Person, a video series on gender and sexuality from PBS Digital and WNET & have a Master’s in Gender Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center. Last but certainly not least, I co-host & produce of Buffering the Vampire Slayer alongside musician Jenny Owen Youngs, which was named one of Time's Top 50 Podcasts of 2018 and selected as one of Esquire's Top 10 Podcasts of 2018!

Kristin has written 60 articles for us.


  1. Wow…going through almost exactly the same thing with my ex right now. They haven’t gone as far as blocking me but did just suddenly (quite a while ago now) cease all communication immediately after being very forthcoming about wanting to continue to build a friendship. Again, in hindsight we also needed space, but there should have been a conversation (or at the very least a heads-up) about it. I’ve been hugely struggling with it today and decided to sit down to watch this video as a little self-care so this is perfect timing!

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