It’s Autostraddle’s 10th Birthday: Ask Us Anything!

Happy 10th Birthday Autostraddle!

Can you even?? Ten entire years?! A+ members, without you, truly not a single year of this would've been possible. So many of you have been here since the doors were opened, before A+ was even a concept. So many of you have brought your friends and future exes and straight family members and encouraged them to support queer independent media. So many of you have made donations, shared our work, supported each other in these comments and found each other offline. I'm EMOTIONAL about what we've all built here together, and if you think I won't have to stop working to cry about it at least 20 times today and maybe more this weekend, you're new here AND I WELCOME YOU WITH THESE OPEN ARMS.

This Ask Us Anything / Advice-a-Thon is our way of saying 🎉 thank you for everything! 🥳 We have 15+ Autostraddle team members ready to answer any and all of your questions over the next eight hours. All of my questions?? you say. CORRECT. Every one!

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Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here.

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