The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 75, December 2020

Letter From Your Editors
Here we are, and we sure look hot:

1st: Meg // Casey // Dani // Malic // Laneia // Stef2nd: Nicole // Carmen // Rachel // Adrian // Sarah // Drew3rd: Vanessa // Riese // Carolyn // Abeni // Valerie Anne // Heather

I'm writing you this letter in the middle of the night (3:06AM in fact), less than a week after taking over as interim Editor-in-Chief. I wish I had more insights to share with you, from this weird new perch, but honestly right now my main ones are: Insomnia is a torture I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and old reruns of Gossip Girl hold up surprisingly well (I just finished the season where Hilary Duff and Vanessa make out...

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

Carmen has written 716 articles for us.