The Autostraddle Insider: Goodbye Rachel Edition

Letter From Your Former Editor-in-Chief

We are gathered here today on this final day of Rachel Kincaid's tenure at Autostraddle dot com to say goodbye to this person we have known and loved for some time.

As legend has it, Rachel Kincaid commented on the recap of our 2009 Pride Situation — in which 15 interns from around the world converged into one hotel room for one wild weekend of marching, drinking, escaping homophobic parents, light fighting and deep gay bonding — to note "i am a little embarrassed by how bad I want to be an autostradle intern. autoembarrsassing."

By October, Rachel's dream would come true as she joined the Intern Team and was almost immediately cc'ed on an email in which I was attempting to...

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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