The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 39, September 2017

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Retro Fits!

As somebody once said at some point, "wherever you go, there you are." This is where we are, posing with objects or near things or in places that possess important geographic clues regarding our whereabouts:

The world is still on fire and things feel scarier and harder every day. I remember a time when we felt inexorably wedded to the news cycle, trying to cover every important thing that happened in our social justice purview regardless of its queer impact. Now our focus has shifted — because there's way too much to cover and because there is incredible journalism and reporting happening in better-funded publications all over the internet and it's best for us to focus on what we're good...

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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.