The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 84, September 2021

Letter From Your Editors
From our hearts to yours, autumnly. 🍁

Top: Vanessa + Hoagie // Ro + cemetery // Heather + WNBA playoffs // Nicole + a stone // Casey + pumpkin ice creamBottom: Meg + hot coffee // Kayla + decorative gourd // Carmen + denim jacket // Laneia + open door // Drew + family visit We also had a late addition from the one and only Sarah Sarwar on the Oregon coast!

The breeze has cooled and this morning when I did a quick grocery run, I got to wear sweats and sneakers and grab a warm apple cider on my way out the doors and my friends — it was bliss. I never understood why Cancers are destined for summer, with cozy sweaters and warm blankets and baking projects galore, Fall has always been My Season.TM

To be honest, I haven’t spent as much time outside taking in this fall as I’d like. As you heard in your emails this week, we are busy prepping for our Fall Fundraiser. When we last reached out to you, we said that the funds we raised would be enough to hold us ...

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Carmen Phillips

Editor-in-Chief Carmen Phillips is a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University. 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 389 articles for us.