The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 38, August 2017

Letter From Your Editors
Hi laser beams in the dark sky!

I have a hot take for you: it's hot! This month Laneia told us to take pics of ourselves being hot or near hot things in honor of my latest great idea, the HOT TAKE T-SHIRT, which is already available for pre-order and will be in the store on September 8th.

1st row: Rachel, Riese, Laura, Sarah, Faith, Nora // 2nd row: Carrie, Mey, Reneice and Carolyn with Carmen, Alexis, Tiara, Casey, Alaina, Stef // 3rd row: Laneia, Molly, Valerie, Audrey, heather, Yvonne

Well, I don't know how your day has been, but I have muted at least 20 people on Tweetdeck today which unfortunately is not an all-time record. Today we've been told that Autostraddle is "biphobic trash" and also that Auto...

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Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO 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 California. 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 3004 articles for us.