VIDEO: Announcing the Winners of the A+ Gold Membership Giveaway!


A couple of weeks ago we asked you to send us your journal entries for a chance to win a A+ Gold Membership!

You searched deep in the recesses of your actual closet or your internet closet (EL JAY, R.I.P. Blurty and GreatestJournal) and pulled out some pretty amazing pieces of yourselves and put them in my inbox.

A HUGE THANK YOU to every single person who submitted! Really. I’ve been spending 110% of my time here at Autostraddle preparing for A-Camp Wisconsin, so taking a break and reading your honest, heart-felt, hilarious words was the sweetest nectar I drank fully each day.

Here are just some of the few amazing things I got to read:

“The person who cut my hair wanted to straighten it too. Now I look & feel like Natasha Romanoff. My hair is straight & I am anything but; it’s like my disguise.”

“And during the night, we did it. Considering it’s two girls, I don’t really know if “Did it” is the correct term, but oh well. I think the main idea is clear.”

“Yes, she’s beautiful. But it’s not even just sexual.”

There is a lot more of that, and we’ll be posting all the entries in a post for all A+ members very soon!

Riese and I spent Friday night dancing our asses off at “Pride Night” at Necto in Ann Arbor. Before we headed downtown, we sat down on a couch in the living room of a house where I am cat-sitting and drew three of your names out of my beanie because I do not own an actual top hat.

So without further ado, here is a video of us, announcing the winners of the A+ Gold Membership Giveaway! Good luck, I hope it’s you!

Winners–you’ll be receiving an email from me in the next few days with instructions on how to sign up for your new A+ Gold Membership! Thanks to all who entered, and a HUGE thank you to our anonymous donor for making this possible! We love you!

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  1. oh this video was so adorable it make me want to donate a gold A+ so you have to make another one! :-D

  2. whaaaaaaaat.

    i had a great weekend, and now i’ve won a thing, and not just *any* thing but an *autostraddle* thing; i’m taking this as a sign that my week is going to be awesome. (and i mean like, i’ve got a whole ton of A+ articles to catch up on, so how could it be anything but.)

    (also, i’ve always wondered if anyone ever read “carules” as california rules. that is not what it means; it’s just a play on my name, but cali is pretty great, i guess.)

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