Interview With My Ex-Girlfriend: Marni

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)?

I met Marni for the first time at a GO Magazine Party in New York City in April of 2010. We both had girlfriends. She'd been a longtime reader of my blog and website and wanted to meet me — but she wasn't a complete stranger since she'd been internet friends with Laneia for a few months at that point. Then, because they all lived in Brookyln, she'd become real life friends with Taylor and Kip, who also worked for Autostraddle back then. Marni and I clicked right away and hung out a few times before she moved to Oakland in June. By the end of the year we both lived in California and were dating.

I'd first started talking to Marni about my ...

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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker 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 2877 articles for us.