The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 57, May 2019

Letter From Your Editors
Summer squashes, hello!

This month Laneia asked us to take a photo with a donut and then Riese offered to PayPal everyone to buy two donuts — one for them and one for a friend — because not enough people had sent in donut pics. And well that did the trick and here we are.

Top: Drew // Riese // Molly // Laneia // Valerie // Heather // CarmenBottom: Sarah + Cee // Vanessa // Kayla // Stef

This is Heather, not Riese, because we are exactly one week away from departing for A-Camp, which means Riese is zooming around at 11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night beating back about ten thousand fires. This month has been extra bananas around here! Camp, of course. That sponcon Riese mentioned in the previous Insider (plus more sponcon on the way!). Launching our Outsiders Issue. Planning for our senior staff Shakedown. Riese also having to shake down the people who owe us money, multiple hours a day, every day, in the hopes that they might pay us a little bit of what we’...

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Riese is the 37-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of 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 2774 articles for us.