Lynare is a 42 year old dapper lesbian living in Miami, Florida and she told me about seducing her roommate in the Navy, what dapper style means to her, and how the community has changed over the past twenty years.
Aimée talks about her femme identity, what it’s like to have lupus, and the cultural differences between the United States and Ireland.
“Being butch is something I have both been my entire life and something that I have chosen.”
Minerva describes herself as a “soon-to-be post-university queer lady and professional trans feminist” and spoiler alert, she’s awesome.
Maria and I talked about therapy and the best places to eat in Seattle and we also got sidetracked talking about books and mermaid hair and Dear Sugar and then I died because Cheryl Strayed is my religion. Maria is super awesome, is what I mean.
Cheryna spoke about her cute cat and her cute girlfriend, being queer and Dominican, and her experiences at A-Camp. There’s also a funny story involving milkshakes and a policeman, plus a cute photograph of the cute cat.
Emily lives in Canada and went to A-Camp 3.0, and she shared her feelings about being biracial, getting into roller derby, and having a cat named Barbra Streisand. Also it’s Canada Day so you basically need to shower her with love and maple leaves.
“…I questioned whether or not Autostraddle is a lesbian cult and if it isn’t, how I’m going to deal with my like peaking.” Want to know the context of this sentiment? You need to read this interview and meet Grace.
Jackie talks about her love for America, her connection with God and religion, and her non-traditional approach to school and higher education. This interview should be titled “Basically Every Subject You’re Supposed To Avoid At Dinner Parties.”
Lauren is a young artist in New York with big plans (and a soft spot for Jenny Schecter).
Launa is a writer, editor, freelance artist and film producer, exotic dance teacher, and nanny… and that’s not all. Basically, she’s a superhero and you definitely want to hear what she has to say.
Say hi to Brooklyn – she’s a campership winner Texan trans* girl who spoke openly and honestly about her unsupportive family, being homeless and the importance of having a loving community to fall back on.
Jillian made me want to run away to a farm. Specifically her farm, in Kansas. I think you might feel the same way once you’ve read this interview.
Maile first stole my heart when she said she’s been reading Autostraddle since she was “a wee closeted baby dyke” and she won me over when she told me she “continues to be a diehard fan.”
Say hello to Chloe, our very first New Zealand Straddler, on this cheery Monday morning – though for her, it may already be tomorrow!
If you’ve been here for 10 seconds, you’ve seen user paper0flowers comment on something. Now it’s time to meet the girl behind the username!
This post includes an adorable photo of Dhati as a small child, along with some words of wisdom about coming out, not coming out, and crushing on Korean pop stars.
Maddy is the president of Q, Barnard’s only queer student group, and now she’s running for president of the Student Government Association! Go Maddy, go!
Charrise is the Miami-based Straddler who organized the Audre Lorde documentary event we told you about last week, and today she’s chatting with us about law school, empowering youth and all of her favorite things.
Veronika is our third Miami Straddler, leading me to believe that there’s something magical in the Floridian sun that helps create particularly amazing women. We chatted about Regina Spektor, museum studies and her failed attempt at vegetarianism.
In honor of Underwear Week 2013, Caro, The Lingerie Lesbian, tells us why she started her blog, which brands of lingerie are her favorites and offers some advice to girls who have to buy bras in sizes larger than a DD.