The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 29, November 2016

Letter From Your Editors

Welp. If we're being honest AND WE ARE, life is kinda the worst right now. Perhaps it is for you as well! Regardless of what's happening in your personal life, though, if you're a human with a soul, you're likely a bit worried about the future of the United States of America and maybe also the world? Because Donald Trump is our president-elect. And Mike Pence! Is gonna be like, running the country. How about that guy, eh? Man, what a hero. Here's us doing things to take care of ourselves 'cause lawd knows nobody else is gonna:

1st row: Casey (hikes), Beth (takes to sea), Audrey + Wynn (buy greens), Carrie (drinks earl grey latte)2nd row: Carmen + Eli (roadtrips in desert), KaeLyn (takes day naps), Laura (takes selfies), Erin (makes collage, breathes)3rd row: Alaina (cuddles cat), Stef (gets many tattoos), Heather (consumes beers), Mey (does witchy shit)4th row: Laneia (buys pleather pants), Yvonne (makes hair purple...

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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," 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. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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