Hi, Straddlers! If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll recall that we used to have a lot of open threads here on Autostraddle dot com. And if you’re brand new or simply never clicked on those posts, you may be wondering, what is an open thread?! Whether you’ve been here since 2009 and pine for the days we did Friday Open Threads on a weekly basis or whether you just discovered Autostraddle and joined A+ yesterday, I’m here to invite you to the giant sparkly slumber party that I hope today’s open thread will become!
An open thread is, quite simply, a place where commenters can gather together and chat about anything y’all wanna talk about! Sometimes they’re themed, sometimes they’re feelings atriums to process hard events, sometimes they’re silly, sometimes they’re sexy… but they’re always open, honest, and ideally, a lot of fun!
Over the years we’ve stopped publishing open threads as regularly as we used to for a variety of reasons (for the most part it was hard to compete with the kinds of conversations that now happen easily on social media and it was challenging for our staff to keep up with writing and hosting them) but we often hear from readers that you miss them. So today, in honor of our 13th birthday this month (!) and the extraordinary fundraiser Nicole is leading to keep us going (hopefully for 13 more years and then some!) we are hosting a rare and special open thread!
So, welcome! Hop into the comments and get chatting! Some potential topics to start us off: What’s your favorite meal you made this week? What was your favorite thing to do at sleepovers when you were 13? Are you watching Killing Eve? Which entry on this list most resonated with you? Have you gifted a friend an A+ membership yet? What do you love most about Autostraddle? What do you love most about your friends? What do you love most about yourself? I’ll try my best to pop in throughout the day but for the most part, this open thread is a place for YOU to be yourselves. Enjoy, and as always — thank you, for everything. Really truly. You’re the reason we’re all here, and we wouldn’t be without you.
That’s my favorite part of Autostraddle, for the record, always and forever: you.
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