Interview With My Ex-Girlfriend(?!): Emily

Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends to ask them Five Simple Questions:

How long did we date?
Why did we break up?
What did you learn from our relationship?
What do you miss most about me?
Would you invite me to your wedding (why/why not)?

Ah, A-Camp: the brainchild of my boss and buddy Riese Bernard, a glorious gathering of some of the most fantastic queers you're likely to ever meet in a lifetime. The first A-Camp (April 2012) holds a particularly special place in my heart, both because it was such a bold experiment and also because it's where I met one of my closest friends, Emily. If we're being honest, I barely spoke to Emily at A-Camp; I thought she was really hot so I mostly hid from her, like the mature adult that I am. Afterwards, we struck up an online flirtation which eventually resulted in a visit, which led to us developing really serious feelings for each other alm...

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Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at Autostraddle.com. She currently resides in New York City, where she spends her days writing songs nobody will ever hear and her nights telling much more successful musicians what to do. Follow her on twitter and/or instagram.

Stef has written 338 articles for us.