The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 27, September 2016

Letter From Your Editors
Hello world!

I'm writing you right this minute from a couch in a room in a building in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, where our new Midwest A-Camp started Thursday night. Regardless, I'm here with you — with all of you! — and we are gonna do this thing. Because we are winners, just like the athletic winners you can see in this collage:

1st row: Laura, Crystal, Carmen, Kayla, Carrie, Rachel2nd row: Laneia, Brittani, Maddie, Mey, Heather, Alaina3rd row: Yvonne, Audrey, Stef, Alyssa, Riese & Alex, Erin

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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 3200 articles for us.