The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 31, January 2017

Letter From Your Editors
HELLO OH MY LORD HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING

Look, it's a new year! This month's collage theme is "new year, new ____." Here are some pictures of us with new things!

1st row: Molly Priddy (hats), Raquel (glasses), Erin (friends), Cee (blonde hair), Audrey (organization system) 2nd row: Heather (shoes), Carrie (pants), Maree (table), Laura (apartment), Stef (bangs) 3rd row: Aisha (trip to Flagstaff), Mey (sexuality), KaeLyn (lip stain), Rachel (cat toy), Riese (roommate) 4th row: Kayla (jacket), Alaina (boots), Valerie Anne (queer hair), Laneia (house plants), Sam (kicks)

Where do I begin/end. What can I say/do. I don't know. Literally nothing about my personal life or the life of this world looks like I thought it would — like I thought it could, really. Can anything surprise me anymore? Every day, both personally and politically, the answer turns out to be "yes."

But we are here with you and we will stay here with you for as long as we have the financia...

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Riese

Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com 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.

Riese has written 2945 articles for us.