The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 58, June 2019

Letter From Your Editors
Hello butternut squashes drawn into the form of tiny puppets!!!

Well, we are BACK from A-Camp and now it's time to have our mid-year identity crisis and start scheming for how to shake things up and move things forward. Here we are ENJOYING THE SUMMERTIME:

1st: Laneia // Courtney, Kaylah, Sarah // Valerie // Carmen + Reneice // Kayla2nd: Drew // Sam + Heather // Vanessa // Rachel // Al(aina)3rd: KaeLyn // Stef // Riese + Kristin // Carrie // Alexis

I hope everybody had a wonderful Pride Month, a month during which every website on the planet goes balls to the wall with thematic Pride content and we look at each other circa late May with dazed expressions on our faces like, "UHHHH should we do anything for Pride?" It has a way of feeling arbitrary, you know? Plus it's a very crowded marketplace. Lucky for us all, this year HBO forced our hand with the Gentleman Jack campaign, enabling us to do cool shit like this incredible photoshoot recreating iconic...

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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

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