The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 48, August 2018

Letter From Your Editors
Good morning Happy Hours!

Well, summer is almost over, but the world shows no signs of slowing down with respect to the temperature. Still, here we all are, pretending like summer's last breaths are upon us:

Clockwise spiral from top left: Valerie + Shades // Yvonne + Gloria + Popsicles // Heather + Ice Cream // Molly P + Water // Tiara + Jacket // Laneia + Tomato // Stef + Baby // Rachel + Rosé // Alex + Sarah + Riese // Cameron + Water // Carrie + Peach Pit // Carmen + America // Vanessa + Montucky Cold Snack

Listen ladies and otherwise-identified humans, it's no secret to us all that it is 7:45 pm PST on Friday August 31st, meaning we are mere hours away from the end of the month of August, at which point it will no longer be appropriate for us to publish this month's Insider. This week has blown by like a gust of wind when you're wearing a short skirt with no tights and a thong, which is something I haven't done in well over a decade but I remembe...

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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.

Riese has written 2847 articles for us.