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: ...

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of 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 Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, 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. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3199 articles for us.