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Word Search: Take a Reader to Work Day! (Carmen’s Version)

Editor’s Note: Welcome back to Take a Reader to Work Day! This time you’re working with our Editor-In-Chief Carmen in Michigan, where you can gaze out over the treetops or read a good book.

Who do you want to go to work with next? Let us know in the comments!

A photo of Carmen's desk against a large bedroom window that overlooks the city below. There are books stacked, plants, a laptop, and some other items, but mostly this is a minimalist desk. Very tidy.

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

Carmen has written 716 articles for us.

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