The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 23, May 2016, Alex Vega Tribute Edition

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Babypops!

Do you like the new design yet? I love it! I love it so much and I hope you love it soon too so we can all be in love together, because being in love is the best.

Speaking of love! Welcome to a very special edition of the Autostraddle Insider devoted entirely to Alex Vega, an alleged vegan with wicked design skills and a passion for dancing.

Alex for Autostraddle, 2009 - 2016

I met Alex Vega for the first time in October of 2007. She'd commented on my L Word recaps and my best friend Haviland followed a link from Alex's comment to Alex's portfolio and then somehow convinced this stranger from Long Island to des...

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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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