Some Answers to Some Things You’ve Been Asking Us #20

Questions from the A+ Inbox were taking up such an enormous portion of the A+ Insider that we've decided to dedicate an entire post to answering them every month instead! We think this will be a lot of fun for everybody in the whole family. We have included as many as we can. We love you, your hair looks fantastic today!

A-CAMP, MERCH, BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL CONCERNS
Hi! Are the hard femme tees ever making a comeback on the merch site?
Sarah: Beautiful person, I'm sorry — no. They are not. But I support you in letting your low-key Hard Femme heart shine with our new Femme tee with a hard-pointed triangle! I'd order a size down, they're roomy!

Heyyyyy the flashing hearts are cute in your merch ad, but totally an accessibility issue!!!!!! Can you refrain from using flashing/gif images on the homepage?
Sarah: Hi there! I'm sorry these weren't accessible—as soon as we realized this we asked the client to provide non-blinking ads and switched them over!

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