The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 36, June 2017

Letter From Your Editors
Hello gaggles!

Laneia's theme for this particular collage was "take a picture of yourself right now" and this is how that turned out:

You may notice that the Senior Editors were all together as a family on the day that this picture was taken. This is because for the last week, we've been inside my house planning and processing and crying and laughing and basically covering all the verbs in that L Word theme song! We had so many wonderful meals, shared incredible laughter, and took very special photographs.

Why the crying, you may ask. Well.

Every month in our letter from the editor we tell y'all a new reason why we're behind and not delivering on everything we want to deliver and being everything we...

Join a crew of extraordinary humans who keep Autostraddle here for everyone!  Already a member? Sign In

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!


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 3229 articles for us.