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 assign a duty to Rachel and our then-COO asked "who the hell is Rachel?"
This is who the hell Rachel is: she's whip-smart, cynical, funny, weird, patient, helpful, perceptive, wise. I fell in love with Rachel as a writer when the Prop 8 trial beg...
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