The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 69, May/June 2020

Letter From Your Editors
We're all mask now.

1: Heather // Stef // Meg // Drew // Sarah2: Malic // KaeLyn // Vanessa // Laneia // Kamala3: Casey // Kayla // Valerie // Riese // Rachel

Isn't it sort of nice that you can more easily see how beautiful our eyes and eyewear is? That now you're not distracted by all the loud noise of chins and lips and noses? We love you and hope the new personality you've inevitably developed to go along with your mask is really popular and enunciates well.

Because this is a double month, and because time in the pandemic is a wild card, and because this is my first letter as the Editor-In-Chief, it feels like there should be a lot to say. But these days I've been inclined to listen and to make note of the small things that make a difference, and before I jump out and declare anything to you, I want to get to know everyone's dream for Autostraddle a little better — including yours. I'm thrilled about this new role, and in tandem with Carmen, I'm so...

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Kamala Puligandla lives in LA and is the writer of various autobiographical fictions. She is the distinguished recipient of her parents' leftovers and hair compliments from strangers on the street. Her first novel is forthcoming from Not A Cult. Find her work at kamalapuligandla.com.

Kamala has written 24 articles for us.