The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 65, January 2020

Letter From Your Editors
Hello peaches and creams!

Wow, can you believe how many months January has lasted? Neither can we. Here we are doing something slightly more complicated than just being in front of the camera:

1st: Kayla // KaeLyn + Remi // Al(aina) // Drew // Kamala 2nd: Casey // Stef // Dani // Vanessa // Malic 3rd: Heather // Molly Adams // Adrian // Sarah // Nicole 4th: Valerie Anne // Meg // Laneia // Riese // Rachel

This month we had some significant staffing changes that we're excited to talk to you about! As of January 1st, Carmen Phillips has stepped up into a role as Senior Editor. Carmen started in the comments and now she's here — since beginning her work for us as a writer in June 2017 and eventually becoming Associate Editor in 2018, she's published viral pieces on pressing Janelle Monae related news stories, executed lauded film and TV criticism, project managed some of the TV Team’s most successful content, including last year’s Gay Emmys and the weekl...

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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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