The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 54, February 2019

Letter From Your Editors
Hello friendly ghosts,

This past month we celebrated Valentine's Day, an inspirational event which often involves special treats! Here are the ones we brought to the table:

Top: Laneia // Vanessa // Riese // Al(aina)Middle: Kayla // Stef // KaeLynBottom: Heather // Alexis // Carmen and Reneice's Sweet Potato Pie // Mika

Speaking of love, our birthday month starts tomorrow and there will be all kinds of cool shit coming your way! We're also trying to suss out a new plan for the future as the one we were hoping for is looking a lot less likely. After talking to one of our donors for a few hours we decided to put together a survey just to understand how our audience does money — it's interesting information that'll make for some compelling posts, but a lot of it is also just good for us to know when we think about how best to structure our funding efforts going forward. We'll post it on the main site on Monday, so please keep an eye out! I know talking a...

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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 2829 articles for us.