Reader Serena Hedison recently wrote in:
I started reading The Hairpin the first day it went live (I'm also an Awl reader) and immediately connected with the points of view of its writers and, specifically, its commenters. So when you organized a meetup last Halloween, I, against my normal solitary tendencies, decided to go, feeling that if I connected so strongly with the people whose comments I was reading, I might well actually enjoy them in real life.
And I did! I met a number of interesting, funny women, and ate all of Jolie's Halloween candy. I also struck up a conversation with a woman named Bodine Boling, with whom [...]