The Comment Awards Are Meeting At the Vending Machine

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Good morning, starlings! Remember what it felt to be 13 years old? Autostraddle is turning 13 this month, which means it’s time to donate or join A+! (A+ has so many perks, but the A+ Members AMA this week was TRULY something.) Thank you and I’ll see you at the seventh grade TWIRPS dance!

This week, Shayna knows which Top Chef you are. This was extremely relevant to my interests.

13 years old is, honestly, positively ancient for a queer indie media company. How did we get here? Where are we going? Nicole’s here to tell us!

Kayla’s got all the most baffling fashion choices she made as a 13 year old, and honestly? They’re iconic.

Russian Doll is coming back! Oatmeal! I missed you!

Vanessa reviewed Girls Can Kiss Now, from Jill Gutowitz.

Ashley wrote about navigating sex as a bi woman with vaginismus.

This is just SO cute, and right, and perfect: No Lie: I Was Editor-in-Chief of My Middle School Yearbook.

And Dani’s got the five outfits you’ll need to turn into the cool gay auntie!

Then there were your comments.


On Fault Lines:

The This Is Me Award to Jay:

STUNNING. As a very gay geologist who also struggles with trusting that I deserve love without pain or caveats, this HIT ME.

On Pop Culture Fix: Russian Doll Is Back, Sweet Birthday Babies!

The Color Theory Award to Heather Hogan, Rosehips and Caitlin:

Okay the juice is the color of University of Texas orange. Which I think is closest to Crayola burnt orange. #bf5700

On I Lived Two Lives; One in the World, One in Computers:

The Soft Launch, Hard Opening Award to shamblebot:

Kayla, I can relate so hard to being able to say things on stage or in writing that you could never say otherwise! I had a handful of “soft launch” conversations with friends in college about being bisexual but my big coming out was when I wrote a piece called “So You Think You’re Bi” (please do not fault me for the cringe title, I was 20) for a stage production of Yoni Ki Baat, the South Asian version of the Vagina Monologues. Not only did I see two people I went to high school with in the audience, a lifelong family friend came up to me after and said she couldn’t believe I was bi! And I wasn’t out to my family yet! Love being chaotic in the weirdest way possible.

On No Filter: Thank You Megan Fox for My New Motto:

The Inquiring Minds Award to Dkc2017:

You can’t just drop this Sharon Stone question mark on us all, Niecy!

On Tell Us All About the Gayest Things You Did at 13!

The Can’t Hardly Wait Award to Chandra:

What if my submission is just this picture *A photograph of middle school Chandra with a jaunty hat looking extremely gay*

On The “Gentleman Jack” Season 2 Trailer Is Lesbian Fire:

The Never Too Late Award to

I feel like if I had had suranne Jones as Anne Lister on TV as a teen I would have 1. Come out way sooner 2. Seduced way more ladies 3. Worn killer suits 4. Have been an infinitely more interesting person with pride

And on No Lie: I Was Editor-in-Chief of My Middle School Yearbook:

The Yearbook Nerds Unite! Award to stephanies:

I, also, was editor of my middle school yearbook. And of my high school and college yearbooks, so I’m an even bigger nerd. Our middle school yearbook office was in the art room, which was lots of fun! Yearbook staff gave me somewhere to belong and the confidence that even as a shy introvert, I could lead an effort and accomplish things. Thanks for what you do at Autostraddle. (Your headline inspired me to renew my A+ membership.)


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Darcy

Darcy, a.k.a. Queer Girl, is your number one fan. She's a fat feminist from California who doodles hearts in the corners of her Gay Agenda. They're living through a pandemic, they're on Twitter, and they think you should drink more water! She also wants to make you laugh.

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