Meet The Team

Senior Staff:

With the exception of Alex Vega, all Senior Staff Members listed below are Full or Part-Time employees of Autostraddle. To manage your expectations when contacting a team member, we’ve put asterisks next to those who are actual full-time employees (there are only six!) and double-asterisks next to part-timers — due to limited financial resources, the vast majority of our team does their Autostraddle work on top of other full-time or part-time commitments.

Marie (Riese) Bernard*

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief / CEO / CFO
Ann Arbor, MI
riese[at]autostraddle.com | twitter | instagram | website

Alexandra Vega

Co-Founder
Seattle, WA
alex[at]autostraddle.com | twitter | website

Sarah Sarwar*

Design & Business Director
Ann Arbor, MI
sarah[at]autostraddle.com | twitter | instagram

Laneia Jones*

Executive Editor
Phoenix, AZ
laneia[at]autostraddle.com | twitter | website

Rachel Kincaid*

Managing Editor
Milwaukee, WI
rachel[at]autostraddle.com | twitter | website

Yvonne Marquez*

Senior Editor
Dallas, TX
yvonne [at] autostraddle.com | twitter | tumblr | website

Heather Hogan*

Senior Editor
New York, NY
heather [at] autostraddle.com | twitter | tumblr | instagram | facebook

Cee Webster**

Technical Director
Portland, OR
twitter | instagram |website

Editors

Carolyn Yates

NSFW Editor & Literary Editor
Los Angeles, CA
carolyn [at] autostraddle.com | twitter | website

Gabby Rivera

QTPOC Speakeasy Founder
New York, NY
twitter | website

Mey Rude

Trans Editor & Deputy Music Editor
Los Angeles, CA
website | twitter

Nora Whelan

Fashion & Beauty Editor
Brooklyn, NY
nora [at] autostraddle.com | twitter | instagram

Stef Schwartz

Vapid Fluff Editor
New York, NY
twitter | tumblr

Vanessa Friedman

Straddleverse Editor [on temporary leave]
twitter | website

Staff Writers:

Alaina Monts

Austin, TX
tumblr

Alexis Smithers

Laurel, MD
twitter | instagram | website

Ali Osworth

New York, NY
twitter | website

Carrie Wade

Los Angeles, CA
twitter

Creatrix Tiara

Melbourne, AU
twitter | tumblr | instagram | facebook | patreon | website

Danielle Dorsey

Los Angeles, CA
instagram | tarot instagram | yoga instagram | website | yoga website

Erin Sullivan

Nashville, TN
twitter | instagram

Faith Choyce

Los Angeles, CA
twitter | instagram | facebook | patreon | website | snapchat: ftotheeighth

KaeLyn Rich

Rochester, NY
twitter | instagram | pinterest | website

Kayla Upadhyaya

Brooklyn, NY
twitter | instagram

Laura Mandanas

New York, NY
lauram [at] autostraddle.com | tumblr | website

Molly Priddy

Kalispell, MT
twitter | website

Neesha Powell

Seattle, WA
twitter

Raquel Breternitz

tumblr | twitter | pintrest

Reneice Charles

Los Angeles, CA

Support:

Crystal

Human Resources Director
Chicago, IL
crystal[at]autostraddle.com | twitter

Bren

Editorial Assistant
Florida
bren [at] autostraddle.com

Visual:

Alyssa Andrews

Illustrator
Brooklyn, NY
website | facebook | instagram

Anna Bongiovanni

Cartoonist
Minneapolis, MN
website | twitter | patreon

Cameron Glavin

Cartoonist
Cleveland, OH
website | tumblr | facebook | instagram | society6

Dickens

Cartoonist
Fresno, CA
website | twitter | instagram

Megan Praz

Cartoonist
Los Angeles, CA
website | twitter | tumblr

Molly Adams

Photographer
Los Angeles, CA
website | instragram

Yao Xiao

Illustrator
New York, NY
website

Writers:

Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Tucson, AZ
website

Beth Maiden

Manchester, UK

Brittani Nichols

Los Angeles, CA
twitter | website

Carmen Phillips

Cecelia Kyoko

Houston, TX
instagram | twitter

Jenna Lykes

Jamaica Plain, MA
website | twitter | instagram

Samantha Green

Shreveport, LA
twitter | instagram

Sarah

Cambridge, MA
twitter | instagram

Valerie Anne

Astoria, NY
twitter | instagram | tumblr

Interns:

Chloe Stevens

Technical Intern
twitter

Nikki

Intern
tumblr | twitter

Sadie

Intern
twitter

Former and Current Contributors:

Aja Aguirre

San Francisco, CA
twitter | tumblr | instagram | facebook | website

Alley Hector

Portland, OR
facebook | twitter | tumblr

Anita Dolce Vita

twitter

Amy York-Rubin

website

Ara Da Silva

twitter

Arabelle Sicardi

twitter | website

Audrey White

Dallas, TX
twitter

Bevin Branlandingham

twitter | website

Briana Ureña-Ravelo

twitter | tumblr

Cami Thomas

St. Louis, MO
twitter

Cara Giaimo

twitter

Carmen Rios

Los Angeles, CA
carmen [at] autostraddle.com | twitter | instagram

Carolyn Wysinger

instagram

Chelsea Steiner

twitter | tumblr | blog

Chelsey Petty

Editorial Assistant
Los Angeles, CA
website

coco

Coco Layne

lolitabandita.co

Dannielle Owens-Reid

twitter | website

Deanne Smith

twitter | website

Djuan Trent

twitter | tumblr

El Sanchez

twitter | website

Fikri Alkhatib

twitter | website

Gabriella

Wilder Hungers
website

Grace Ellis

twitter | website

Haley

Queer Mama

Hannah Hodson

New York, NY
imdb

Heather Davidson

London, UK
twitter | website

Helen McDonald

Providence, RI
twitter | tumblr

Isabel Alcantara

Brooklyn, NY
twitter | instagram

Jamie Hagen

twitter | website

Jessica

Legal Eagle

July Westhale

twitter

Kaitlyn Jakola

New York, NY
website | tumblr

Kari

instagram

Kate

Ireland
twitter | website

Kesiena Boom

tumblr

Krista

Effing Dykes website

Kristen Ford

twitter | website

Laura Wooley

twitter | website

Lizz Rubin

Providence, RI
lizz [at] autostraddle.com | twitter

Loraine Kanervisto

twitter | website

Lydia Okello

Vancouver, BC, Canada
twitter | tumblr | website

Maddie Taterka

Philadelphia, PA
maddie [at] autostraddle.com | twitter | blog

Maggie

Dear Queer Diary
twitter

Malaika Aleba

website

Mal Blum

website

Maree Hamilton

Berlin, Germany
maree [at] autostraddle.com | twitter | instagram

Mari Brighe

Detroit, MI
twitter | TransNerdFeminist

Morgan McCormick

twitter | website

Najva Sol

website

Nina Guzman

twitter

Phoenix Casino

twitter

Raquel Willis

twitter | website

Robin Roemer

Photographer
Los Angeles, CA
robinroemerphotography[at]gmail.com | twitter | website

Robin Yang

San Francisco, CA
twitter | tumblr | instagram

Rory Midhani

Illustrator
Berlin, Germany
website

Rose Bridges

twitter | website

Sarah Fonseca

twitter

Sarah Hansen

twitter

Savannah

website | twitter

Sindu

website | tumblr | twitter

Siobhan Ball

Edinburgh, Scotland
twitter

Stephanie Goldfarb

twitter | website

Taylor

Technostraddle Founder
twitter

Varina Jones

twitter

Vikki

Television
website

Vivian

twitter

Whitney Pow

twitter | website

A-Camp:

Visit a-camp.org for more about our camp team.

Riese Bernard

A-Camp Founder
riese[at]autostraddle.com | twitter | instagram | website

Kristin Russo

A-Camp Co-Director
kristin [at] autostraddle.com | website

Marni Kellison

A-Camp Co-Director
marni[at]autostraddle.com

Carly

A-Camp Special Programming Director

Content Partners

Sometimes we republish content from these sites, and vice versa, because we all love each other.

Bkyln Boihood

website

Jezebel

website

Dapper Q

Fashion/Style
website

Elixher

website