The Comment Awards Went To The Zoo

Hello, Wallaroos! Well, I went to the zoo today and, yes, I, an adult human, rode the little train. I refuse to apologize for it. If there was a conductor’s hat available to me, I would have worn it!

This week was Trans Awareness week! To celebrate Mey gave us a history lesson super cool trans women from back in the day, taught a master class in transgender comic book characters AND gave us a list of the best trans movies. Then Gabrielle Bellot wrote a beautiful personal essay about loving herself. I loved it and her.

There was a republican debate, which I didn’t watch because I knew Rachel would tell me the important parts and she did!

Carmen kicked off the Holigay Meet-Up Season – the true Reason for the Season. And there’s already a few set up: Thanksgiving in Indianapolis, a potluck in Seattle and crafting/ugly sweaters/hot chocolate in Manchester!

Alaina nailed what it feels like to be a college senior. As someone currently in the last semester of grad school I can totally relate to all these feelings. Amber spoke to our small town hearts – saying all the things we wished we said.

In true meta fashion, Melanie found a Hidden Gem by Deb Jannerson, one of our very own Autostraddlers. Brittani demanded to be sexualized. Mission accomplished.


“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there.”


“Olive who?”

“Olive you!”

And Comments!

On Spend the Holigays With Your (Queer) Family: Host an Autostraddle Meet-Up This Season!:

The Festivus For The Rest Of Us Award to Anna:


On 31 Lovely Recipes that Say “Olive You”:

The The Hyberbole and Three Quarters Award to Rie:


On FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: Which Hogwarts House Is Best In The Sack?:

The Comment Award Award to emily:


The Strong Feelings Award to Lucy Hallowell (and really every single commenter on this post):


On NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Wants To Dehydrate You Slightly:

The Out of Context Award to breck:


On I Demand to Be Sexualized:

The Teen Hearthrob Award to m. teerexington.:

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On All The Things I Should’ve Said In My Rural Town:

The What Was Old Is New Again Award to busylilro:

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