The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 53, January 2019

Letter From Your Editors
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Well, we made it to the end of another month, which is a thing people used to say to simply indicate the passing of time, but in these days of Donald Trump and digital media dying off like the dinosaurs, it's become an expression of bewildered triumph. Grinder pulled the plug on Into this month, a little more than a year after it launched; BuzzFeed rolled out mass layoffs, including everyone on their national news desk and their entire LGBTQ team, with the exception of Shannon Keating; Verizon Media Group axed seven percent of its staff, including reporters from HuffPo, AOL, and Yahoo!; and Gannett Co., the U.S.' largest newspaper owner, cut jobs in some of its biggest markets. All told, The Washington...

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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 2706 articles for us.