The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 53, January 2019

Letter From Your Editors
Hello, Oatmeal Apple Pie Cookies!

Left: Al(aina)Top: Molly // Kayla // Heather // RachelBottom: Sarah // Lex // Valerie Anne // Carrie

Top: Laneia // Vanessa // KaeLyn // CarmenBottom: Cee // Reneice // Stef looking like a stock photo?? // Riese's Carol

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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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

Riese has written 2896 articles for us.