The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Thirteen, July 2015

Letter From Your Editors
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It's officially been a year since launching A+ and we feel pretty damn good about it, especially after the week we just spent in Big Bear talking about how to make sure Autostraddle Plus is living its best life.

I'm typing this on a mattress — the only soft place to exist in our apartment, now that we've sold or given away all the furniture and put everything else in boxes. It's July, after all, which seems to be a popular time to change your entire life. It's a time when we plot a lot of changes around here, too — most of which will go into effect when I return to the grid as I'm about to spend about 12 days on the road!

In between taco night, me totally demolishing everybody at Scattergories and Alex trying to defend her decision to live in a Tiny House, a lot of work got done in Big Bear. We set up and sent out contracts to all of our Subject Editors, talked extensively about the A+ Survey Results (we'll be talking ...

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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of 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.

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