The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 56, April 2019

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Sweet Little Figs!

This month Laneia asked us all to take pictures with our favorite fruit but I didn't have time to go get raspberries so I just took a picture with a smoothie? I don't know what everybody else's journey was but this was mine.

1st row: Molly // Rachel // Stef // Valerie Anne // Carrie // Laneia2nd row: Riese // Mika // Heather // Al(aina)3rd row: Vanessa // Sarah // KaeLyn // Carmen

Ah my friends! Here we are again at the conclusion of yet another month, pushing this Insider out into the world at the last possible moment, me reflecting on things we said we were going to do but didn't do while saying new things about what we are going to do that we may or may not do! I think that's what happens when you have a very small team and a very small budget — something can happen like, say, weeks of phone calls and meetings to chase down an overdue payment, or, on the other hand of possibilities, a very solid ad sale (in this case, as yo...

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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 2842 articles for us.