The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 55, March 2019

Letter From Your Editors
Hello spring chickens!

Here are some FRESH f*cking faces for you:

Molly // Vanessa // Alexis // Sarah // Riese Laneia // Kayla // Al(aina) Stef // Carmen // Heather // KaeLyn Mika // Rachel

Well! We had a wonderful birthday month, and we hope you enjoyed it too — all the touching essays, the epic yearbook project, the cards you sent us, the cake Reneice made, and Emily Choo's really wonderful essay that made me cry! We were going to launch a fundraising campaign this month, but forces of the universe conspired to make planning that impossible (including chasing down overdue ad revenue, wheeee!), but we're really crossing our fingers to get this charging forward next month. I learned a lot from responses to the money survey, including that a lot of our readers actually didn't even realize that we require their financial support to survive or that A+ existed or donations were possible. So! Overall, only 40% of respondents had ever donated to Autostraddl...

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Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO 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.