We Love You

This whole time I had this fear that we talked about a lot — this fear that one day we’d get to the point financially where we just couldn’t go on one more minute. When we’d totally run out of money. This fear rose up a lot, like for 500 different reasons that will all be in the book we write in 20 years. What would we do? What would you do?

This week that fear seemed closer to being realized than, really, ever before and Oh! It turns out that you would catch us just before we hit the bottom of our homosexual well and be Oh I DON’T KNOW the best readers in the universe.

The weirdest part is we can’t always see you, we don’t know who you are but we love you. We want to touch all of your faces and hug you all. These people on the internet. I don’t know why I tell myself every formspring compliment comes from the same five people, or why when I mentioned the likelihood of us not existing next year I didn’t think anyone would care / freak out. But we told you that we needed help and then what you did is that you helped us.

We’re especially excited to go through all the emails from people who want to help us become A Thing that makes money like Real People.

This is really good because WE LOVE DOING THIS and do believe, honestly, that we’ve got something really special and awesome and dreamy happening here and we’re all just thrilled to be a part of it.

We just want you to know that we love you. We love you so much. Here’s a recap of why:

 

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We’ve raised about $9,500 through the amazingness of our readers (in donations and sticker sales) (ETA MONDAY 11:46 PM PST – $12,747) and we never thought that was possible and we are so grateful. We’re gonna keep this push going for the rest of the week because any subsequent donations would be in no way superfluous or unneeded and let’s just roll so that we never have to talk about money again because everyone hates talking about money.

We’ve also gotten a lot of applications for people who want to help us make money and we’re really excited about the future and are going to write really amazing posts this week starting tomorrow we promise!

WE LOVE YOU

WE LOVE YOU

WE LOVE YOU

LA FASHION WEEK

WE LOVE YOU

 

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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.

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