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The Autostraddle Insider Issue 87, December 2021: Sarah Sarwar Tribute Edition

Letter From Your Editors
Hello weirdos,

We have gathered here today to say goodbye to 2021 but also to Sarah Sarwar, because today is her last day as our Art Director / Marketing Director.

Sarah At Work // 2016 - 2021

Sarah started at Autostraddle in the summer of 2016, filling the very large shoes of Alex Vega, Autostraddle's co-founder, who'd inhabited the unorthodox hybrid role of Design Director and Marketing Director. Sarah and I (Riese) both lived in Michigan then. That was part of the idea β€” to find someone who I could work with in person, although the first time she came over for a work day I was collapsed on the stairwell sobbing because I'd just found out my then-partner was cheating on me and we spent most of the afternoon trying to figure out where to dump my recycling but anyhow, we also did work!!!

We had our annual "Senior Staff Shakedown" that July, when all the full-time employees converged in my home for a week to wreak havoc on the indoor plumbing, bond ...

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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2909 articles for us.