Hey friends!

It's been a busy two weeks for Carmen and myself for so many reasons, but maybe the most important for all of you is that we have both been promoted at Autostraddle this week!

I'm taking over the role of Editor-In-Chief and Carmen is stepping up to Deputy Editor, so we can take a lot of the vision we had for This Checks Out across the site. We are in a thoughtful and intentional period of transition with Riese, the founder of AS, who is stepping down from her EIC role after 11 years, but will stay on as our CEO & CFO and a writer, and who is excited to pass on her site to us.

So I'm keeping this newsletter briefer than usual because we've got a lot of plans to build. I just wanted to say that I am so proud of the work we're sharing here, thanks for supporting it, and I can't wait to bring you more beautiful things!

All the love,


Principles of Pride: The Riot Black and Indigenous Trans People Deserve by Alan Pelaez Lopez

On Juneteenth, Heed the Calls of Black Trans Freedom Fighters by Xoai Pham


The Private Activism Of Personal Connection by Akhir Ali

Black Trans People Have Been Modeling Mutual Aid Before It Became a Buzzword by Bailey

There Are Black People In Sunday Funday’s Future by A

While We're Here

🎨 Lauralee Benjamin

You need these pieces of art in your life.

💸 The Rich Witch

The long and short of it is that Dez knows how to change your relationship to money and success, and it's really fucking cool. I'm shouting her out today because about this time last year she told me I needed to embrace the big ideas I have and be a boss.
Note To Self

Everyone loves a makeover
Trying to keep it intense but chill,
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