The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 78, March 2021

Letter From Your Editors
Hello there early Spring sunbeams!! Welcome to your Insider!

This month Laneia tasked us to take a picture with something that we created, made or bought that we LOVE, and here we are — just as proud as can be:

1st: Carmen + Shirley Chisolm sweatshirt // Ro + new! desk! setup! // Nicole + all those fundraiser perks // Drew + a career // Casey + A BABY HUMAN2nd: Heather + book draft // Vanessa + essay zine // Shelli + Sugar Moon kits // Stef + drums music babes // Laneia + Pixar villain hair3rd: Rachel + plants surviving winter // Meg + 3am Tarot study books // Valerie Anne + AS profile // Sarah + oyster knife // Abeni + this incredible book

Can you believe this is already my FOURTH letter from the editor??...

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. 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. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 553 articles for us.