The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 35, May 2017

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Parking Meters!

Well, the 95% of our readers who did not attend camp will be pleased to hear that camp has now come and gone, and therefore we will stop talking about it very soon. However, presently we're still basking in that post-A-Camp glow and... it feels pretty good! I hope your April flowers have turned into May Showers because our April Flowers sure did look good this May:

Top Row: Erin, Alaina, Raquel, Rachel, Valerie, Yvonne // 2nd Row: Laura M., Casey, Faith, Stef, Maree, Cee // 3rd row: Cecelia, Riese, Nikki, Cameron, Heather Davidson, Molly // 4th row: Nora, Siobhan, Kayla, Sarah, Kaelyn, Laneia

This year's camp felt especially magical and inspirational. Maybe we all really needed it — a break, a place to celebrate where it felt like we didn't have to give the patriarchy a break in order to feel comfortable doing so. But despite the food and the weather failing us repeatedly on multiple levels (we're working on the food thing for ne...

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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 2854 articles for us.