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


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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 3178 articles for us.