The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 30, December 2016

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Friends!

Well, here we are. 2016 is coming to a triumphant close, and 2017's inevitable house of horrors lurks just around the riverbend. Isn't it nice to all be here together during this wonderful holiday season?

1st row: Cee's frozen rose, Cee's homemade wreath, Isa's ornament, Carmen's decorations, Sarah's tree and cat, Jen Deerinwater's time at Standing Rock // 2nd row: Cecelia and Mey in cold NY, Carrie's outdoor lights, Laneia's tree, Riese's snowgal, Casey's light installation, Yvonne and her tree // 3rd row: Nikki's tree, Alaina's sleeping babe, KaeLyn's dino meets Santa, Sinclair's frosty leaves, Stef's questionable socks, Audrey's leg lamp, Maree's wreath // 4th row: Laura found a waffle cabin, Cee's cat Tucker in the snow, Rachel in the snow, Heather with her sister and nephew at Rockefeller Center, Raquel's visitor, Erin's new friend

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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 nerve.com, 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]autostraddle.com

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