The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 85, October 2021

Letter From Your Editors
Nothing says fall like wearing denim and so here we are! Wearing jeans instead of sweatpants like we're fancy.

1st: Vanessa // Sarah // Laneia // Heather2nd: Shelli // Carmen // YDY FUNDRAISER TOTE // Meg3rd: Kayla // YDY FUNDRAISER TOTE // Nicole // Ro4th: Casey // Drew // Riese // Valerie Anne

Please forgive us if this month’s Insider is a little short. As I’m writing you this letter from the middle of the night, sitting at a kitchen table in an Air BnB someplace where I could see “fall leaves” “change colors,” we are LESS THAN THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS AWAY FROM OUR FUNDRAISER GOAL* HOLY SH!T

(*probably that gap is even smaller by the time you read this! What if today's the day we meet our entire $138k goal! I believe in gay miracles.)

Very seriously, on behalf of literally everyone who works here, from the Senior Editors to writers and illustrators, even our accountant and our tech team, thank you.

Thank you for believing in Autostraddle and th...

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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.