Recently, I came across a 1982 article from Electronic Games magazine: “Women are the Arcade Revolution” by Joyce Worley. My initial reaction upon reading this was pretty negative. Despite being written by a woman, the article appeared almost sexist. But any good historian knows that one piece of evidence is never the full story. So… Continue reading 1982: Women, Pac-Man, and the Arcade Revolution
When Pokémon GO launched, I braced myself. My fiancee was about to escape into a world I had never dared venture into, having had Pokemon-obsessed cousins and a sibling since the game debuted. I knew that he’d be out with his friends, catching Pokemon, on the nights we typically spent gaming, going out, and laughing… Continue reading Pokemon GO Live: The Adventure We’ve Been Waiting For
In Gamer Girl, I touched on the myriad ways that girls experience harassment while gaming — and what we need to do to stop it. There are so many incredible voices out there raising awareness and trying to change the image of gaming culture as an all-male, sexist trope to one of inclusiveness, creativity, and… Continue reading The Dark Side of Gaming
Doris Self didn’t just fly around the world…she conquered it as the first-ever female video game champion!
Yesterday I had the awesome privilege of joining the lovely Ladies of the Roundtable for #LORTLive to talk all things girls & gaming. It was an honor to meet them and find our shared passions, as gaming so often does for people. Did you miss the livestream? Don’t worry — it’s been recorded and posted to… Continue reading Missed #LORTLive? Watch the video!