The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 33, March 2017

Letter From Your Editors
Hello convertible sofas!

This month was our 8th birthday, so here is a picture of all of us celebrating various birthdays of our own with gusto and aplomb.

1st row: Molly P, Stef, Aisha, Alaina, Nikki, Kayla2nd row: Laura, Carolyn, Heather H, Valerie Anne, Carrie, Maree3rd row: KaeLyn, Sarah, Heather D, Riese, Yvonne, Laneia

It's incredible how dramatically your mental health and conception of the world and your work shifts when a President who represents your ideals is replaced by a President who hates everything you care about, and when there's an anti-immigrant tide picking up steam overseas at the same time. Maybe it's that bef...

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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 3213 articles for us.