The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 41, November/December 2017

Letter From Your Editors

Hello daily doubles!

Yes, this is a combo Insider for November/December — a situation which ideally will never reoccur but nonetheless is clearly occurring at present. The reason for this is that November was entirely consumed by an intense move which included a long drive and then the top of December was a lot of crashing and finding a new place to live and now it's unpacking! But listen we're all here now:

1st row: Tiara, Laneia, Valerie Anne, Mey, Rachel, Heather // 2nd row: Erin, Alexis, Cee, Casey, Riese, Carrie // 3rd row: Yvonne, Raquel, Vanessa, Kayla, Siobhan, Carmen // 4th row: Stef, KaeLyn, Laura, Nora, Kristin, Sarah

We are now mere days away from the end of 2017, every day continuing to be full of its own beautiful and/or (more often) dark magic. It's almost over, y'all. It's almost fucking over.

This is the deepest blue, talking, Maggie Nelson writes in "Bluets." A feeling I have felt, torpedoing into 2017 on January 1st in a fitting scene: d...

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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of 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.

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