The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 28, October 2016

Letter From Your Editors
Hello babypops!

It's November now instead of October, because this month did not entirely go as planned. It's cool though, everything's cool, we're all okay, I'm back on track, and look how cute everybody looked on Halloween!!!

1st row: Sarah Hansen, Audrey, Sadie, Alyssa, Dickens, baby Remi, Dufrau2nd row: Sam, Carrie (with Keely), Carly, Yvonne, Cameron and Riese, Laneia3rd row: Lizz Rubin (with Chrissie), Robin, Valerie, Chelsey (with Erin), Rachel, Jenny & Kristin4th row: Molly, Kaylah, Mey, Liz Castle, Cecelia, Alaina, Carolyn (with Shannon)

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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]

Riese has written 2893 articles for us.