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, mean...

Join a crew of extraordinary humans who keep Autostraddle here for everyone!  Already a member? Sign In

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!


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 3199 articles for us.