The Autostraddle Insider: Issue One, July 2014

Letter From Your Editors
back row, L to R: Yvonne Marquez, Rachel Kincaid, Alex Vega, Grace Ellis / front row, L to R: Laneia Jones, Riese Bernard

Hello Autostraddle Plus Members!

Welcome to our first ever Insider Newsletter brought to you by the Senior Staff of, your #1 source for tips on carpentry and beekeeping. The contents of the monthly Insider Newsletter will evolve over time but generally could be described as "a behind-the-scenes look at what the fuck is going on around here." The A+ Bee, edited by Chronic Interns Grace and Chelsey, is our Community Newspaper that'll debut next week and will be all about YOU PEOPLE. We'll also start publishing our special A+ posts later in the month!

Right now we're in Big Bear, California, in an Airbnb rental with no Netflix but pretty much every important movie ever made on VHS, including but not limited to Jurassic Park, Ghost, The Sandlot and Jumanji as well as a delightful book published by Focus on the Family a...

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