The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 83, August 2021

Letter From Your Editors
These are the queer hands that make Autostraddle work!

1st: laneia // kayla // riese // nicole // vanessa2nd: meg // drew // shelli // sarah3rd: heather // valerie anne // stef // ro // carmen

Hello from August 31st, the (unofficial) last day of summer. It feels like a lifetime has passed since we last saw each other! And it has!

There’s been quite a few seismic shifts. The one that still hurts the most — deep, directly in my ribcage area — is that after an incredible 12 years at Autostraddle, beginning as an intern and growing into our Managing Editor, head bisexual-in-charge Rachel Kincaid left us for a new role at Study Hall. We’re so proud!!!! (Also? Still not over it, definitely always ready with a sob emoji about it). And Then as a part of our ongoing restructuring of our senior team for Autostraddle’s next chapter, we welcomed Ro White as our new Sex and Dating editor, which is something we simply cannot stop ecstatically all caps scream typing...

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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 449 articles for us.