The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 59, July 2019

Letter From Your Editors
Hello New Pals and Old Pals!

This month's collage challenge was to show a picture of yourself traveling, a challenge which apparently stymied the vast majority of our team members who didn't contribute pics to the collage. I (Riese) personally misunderstood the challenge but listen, it's been a busy month:

Top: Kayla // Laneia's dog Penny // Drew // ReneiceBottom: Vanessa // Riese // Heather // KaeLyn

Wow guys, wow!!! This fundraiser! You! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

This beautiful team and all the hard work they've put into making this a SMASHING SUCCESS! Listen: I knew, numerically, that we had a lot of readers. ...

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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 3179 articles for us.