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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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker 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 2857 articles for us.