The Autostraddle Insider: Issue 21, March 2016

Letter From Your Editors
Hello Scented Candles!

Well, what have we here? We have the month of March. For a small set of geographical locations including many of ours, this means spring has sprung, and we're ready to think about flowers and/or hold them in pictures!

1st row: Laneia, Djuan, Riese, Alaina, Carmen2nd row: Cee, Kayla, Nikki, Isabel, Stef3rd row: Raquel, Maree, Rachel, Aisha, Alex4th row: Erin, Maddie, Mey, Audrey, KaeLyn

What a magical month it's been for (this dog who follows me everywhere) our website! We've been voting and spring cleaning and passion planning and writing and gearing up for camp. Laneia survived a 2.5-week spring break by the skin of her teeth and worked on A+ content plans and finalized some podcast plans. Yvonne has had one of the hardest months of her life, personally, but when she has been able to be here she has been editing some very fine posts and writing some very fine news fixes. Rachel has been trying to protect her fragile mental heal...

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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 2883 articles for us.