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The Autostraddle Insider #106: December 2023

Letter From Your Editors

Happy New Year ❤️

I have never said “Happy New Year” or its variations (“happy early new year” / “wishing you a peaceful and restful new year”) more times in 2023 than I have in any year before. I never really appreciated the importance of “new year”s to be honest. It probably speaks to my history as an overachieving student but the closest I’ve ever felt to that turning over to a blank page energy is annually in September, not January.

I think it has something to do with the random influx of neutral colored, calming, aesthetically pleasing inspirational quotes that have taken over my timeline lately — but I have been feeling something of a vibe shift. There really is no reason to just have one “new year” ...

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