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 before, it felt like "social justice warriors" were a rising tide and now it's like we lost a major battle which means we have to really reconsider how we've been fighting. On top of that... so much just feels generally uncertain and unreliable, and we're terrified about what this administration could do to marginalize the alre...

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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.

Riese has written 2862 articles for us.