Working at Autostraddle is quite literally a dream come true. Everyone is so talented, everyone is so supportive, everyone is so freaking attractive! There’s so much to love!! That makes picking a favorite experience/anecdote difficult but I’d have to say it’s probably the number of times that Laneia has stated she had to pick herself up off the floor after seeing what’s up next for Femme Brûlée. There are truly few compliments that I’ve received in memory that make me feel as proud and appreciated, and it makes doing my job so so so much easier.Reneice Charles
“One of the highlights of working here has definitely been the creation of the TV Team. Recapping can feel a little like shouting into the void sometimes, so it’s nice to have a safe space to work things out (and/or shout about TV characters’ terrible decisions) or share hot takes. I love brainstorming content and making really niche references only people who have watched an absurd amount of queer TV would get.”
In 2011, Riese and Marni came to me with the idea of A-Camp and asked what I thought about co-running it. A literal dream. I did that for 7 sessions and still work closely on senior staff helping with the execution of what I think is the most important queer event happening currently. A-Camp has become like a family to me. At A-Camp 2018, my mom had just died and I showed up in Ojai and felt so incredibly loved. It took me months to realize a lot of the people showing me such great kindness and support didn’t even know I had just been through tragedy.
I’m so grateful to this amazing community for all that they do for others and all it has done for me.Robin Roemer