The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 81, June 2021

Letter From Your Editors
HELLOOOOOOOOOO AND WELCOME TO THE LAST DAY OF PRIDE!! We are here and queer and working our asses off 365 days a year, not just in June when Target decides to care about us. So this month we wanted to show your our workplaces:

1st: Abeni // Kayla // Valerie Anne // Heather // Drew2nd: Meg // Nicole // Casey // Rachel // Laneia3rd: Riese // Sally // Shelli // Stef // Carmen

Speaking of workplaces, usually in this section of the Insider I write a letter from the editor that has a little bit of personal reflection and lot of of bit about what's going on beneath the hood of this website and how we're spending your money. A lot of you A+ members already know this, because you've been here before. BUT GUESS WHAT?? ...

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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 499 articles for us.