The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 34, April 2017

Letter From Your Editors
Hello April Showers!

Laneia really challenged us for this month's collage by demanding a photograph of us in the shower or bathtub. Clearly very few of us were up to this task. I hope you make note of the fact that Erin and I took pictures of ourselves in the same bathroom, but from opposite sides, so you really get a full-bathroom perspective from us. Also, props to Mey and Aisha and Stef for being the only ones who really did the assignment correctly. Y'all are brave women and I'm proud to know you.

1st row: Aisha, Laura, Mey, Valerie, Casey 2nd row: Sarah, Stef, Erin, Cee, Carrie 3rd row: Rachel, Heather, Yvonne, Riese, Laneia

We've started bringing in some new staff writers, have you noticed? Priya did Friday's Friday Open Thread and wrote about searching for her queerness in Bollywood. Faith has written about '90s TV characters who made her gay and did some imaginary dating app reviews for April Fool's Day. They're gonna keep writing stuff until ...

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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 2910 articles for us.