The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 47, July 2018

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Thirst Traps!

This past month, Vanessa ranked ten floors she had recently lied upon. We found this activity downright inspirational. Feel free to share photos of yourself lying on the floor in the comments. Really lean in to this catastrophe summer. Feel yourself. As one might argue if one cared about astrology (I do not): it's Leo season!

1st row: Al, Rachel, Stef, Heather2nd row: Riese, Carmen, Cameron, Vanessa3rd row: Audrey, Yvonne, Lex, Casey4th row: Sarah, Tiara, Laneia, Kayla

I spent the top of this month in Portland, sitting at a table with Cee and Sarah while we made plans for the future, including some new layout th...

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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 3223 articles for us.