The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 25, July 2016

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Mint Chocolate Chips!

If it's summer where you are, I hope you are staying cool for the summer. Here are some tips from us regarding being cool for the summer:

1st row: Audrey, Aisha, Laura, Alaina, Heather 2nd row: Erin, Stef, Nikki, Maree, Yvonne 3rd row: Carmen, Raquel, Mey, KaeLyn, Riese 4th row: Sarah, Kayla, Maddie, Laneia, Rachel

Friends, journeymen, countryladies, squirrels, creatures of the forest — these are dark and/or hopeful times in the world, and around here it feels like we're going through a third adolescence. Or, at least, that's what Laneia told me the other day and it made me feel better about whatever I...

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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.

Riese has written 3228 articles for us.