The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 52, December 2018

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Egg Nogs!

Wow, this month really pushed the limit of what one month on earth could contain, huh? But speaking of what the world can contain — we are so thankful for your love and support over this past year and heading into next. We would not be here were it not for you. We are so, so, so grateful. Thank you! PLEASE NEVER LEAVE US. Thanks.

Top Row: Heather, Al, Vanessa, Cameron, Kayla // Valerie, Riese // Laneia, Carmen, Carrie, Molly // Bottom Row: Stef, Lex, June, Rachel, Sarah, Kaelyn

It's 7pm on New Years Eve and I'm still not sure where to go with this letter but I need to decide soon, like in the next ten minutes? I had some ideas like; talking about how this year has been so fucking weird!!, saying something hopeful about next year, sharing business-related joys and frustrations, broadly surveying some Autostraddle-related goals, delivering some online media realness, diving into the whole AfterEllen saga — I can't decide. There's too muc...

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Riese is the 37-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com 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 2799 articles for us.