The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 49, September 2018

Letter From Your Editors
Hello, such baby angels!

This is Heather, writing to you this month because Riese is tucked away deep inside a writing cave finishing up a personal essay for our Bad Behavior Issue, which is coming to a close and honestly we could not be prouder of how it all shook out. It seems like ten minutes ago half of us were dying of scarlet fever at our senior staff shakedown as Riese hunkered down over a piece of poster board brainstorming theme ideas and telling us to stop proposing "ghosts." And now here we are, having published two entire months of ravishing new voices with dazzling new graphics. Anyway, I'm excited for you to read Riese's contribution. She's been working on this a long, long time.

This month Laneia asked us to pose for a photo with something we can't live without, which frankly didn't feel like much of a challenge as we're all CLINGING to our small comforts in the face of the increasingly horrifying news cycle (and the fact that the news cyc...

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Riese is the 37-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian 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 2785 articles for us.