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! Cam...

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, 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. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3199 articles for us.