The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Seventeen, November 2015

Letter From Your Editors
Hello! It's me! I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet!

Goodness, we've been working our asses off this month, I can hardly believe we're still breathing. We put out a call for Staff Writers and had over 550 applications. OVER 550 APPLICATIONS. I cannot even begin to tell you the degree to which we could not even.

First, 'tis the season to buy Autostraddle merch and so, in celebration, we present the Autostraddle staff sporting their favorite Autostraddle Merchwear:

1st row L to R: Brittani, Yvonne + GLAAD Award, Beth, Riese + Abby, Nikki, Carmen2nd row L to R: Stef, Maddie, Carolyn W, Laura, Gabby, Cameron3rd row L to R: Alex, Heather, Rachel, Laneia, Lydia, Mey

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Riese

Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in California. 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 2988 articles for us.