Every now and then, Riese leaves the comfort of her home office and faces the world, often in a public or recorded context. These are some of those times.  


BLOGHER 2014: the path to a media company — workshop leader


Salon LGBTQ: Innovative Best Practices for Brand-Blogger Campaigns - Panelist

HuffPo Live: "The Lesbian Mystique" - On-Air Talent 


  • Workshop Leader: Erotica Writing, Zine-Making, Professional Writing 101, The Power of Introverts
  • Panelist: Your Relationship Doesn't Have To Suck, The Sex Panel, Body Image, What Makes A Queer Family Queer, Queer Women in Movies & Television, Crazy/Beautiful
  • Organized and performed in Staff Reading

StartOut San Francisco - "Crowdfuding Your Start-Up" - Panelist

University of Chicago - Autostraddle at UChicago - A Visit From Riese Bernard - Speaker

Yale University - Writing Sex: A Panel on Sex-Positive Writing @SexWeek 2012 - Panelist

New York University  - Queer My Blog - Panelist

BlogHer 2011 - How Do You Sustain an Online Community And Keep Your Own Sanity? - Panelist

Our Scene TV - Autostraddle's Top 5 Dinah Shore Moments - Video On-Air Talent

Gay Pimp Podcast With Johnny McGovern - Leztastic - Radio On-Air Talent

Showtime- Lezberado - Video Host

Happy Endings - In The Flesh Reading Series - Reader

  • Featured at three In The Flesh Reading Series performances at Happy Endings in New York between 2006 and 2008, including an encore performance at "The Best of The Best of In The Flesh."

KGB Bar - "The Bigger The Better" Book Party - Reader

The Museum of Sex - Naked On The Internet - Panelist