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“Girl Gamers” Episode 4 Tackles Interlocking Identity Issues

The fourth episode of Latoya Peterson’s five-part “Girl Gamers” series for Fusion puts a spotlight on how systemic sexism within the games industry and gaming community can intersect with other forms of marginalization, such as racism, homophobia and/or transphobia. Rather than intercutting between examples of games, this episode focuses almost entirely on the voices and experiences of the interview subjects as they share brief anecdotes about their own lives and careers.

As usual with this series, Episode 4 showcases some valuable and oft-ignored stories, and the completed five-part series looks like it’ll shape up to be quite an impressive project. If you want to learn more about Latoya Peterson’s own trajectory in gaming, as well as her creative process for this project, check out our recent video interview with her about the “Girl Gamers” series:

The fifth and final episode of “Girl Gamers” comes out on December 15th!

(via Fusion)

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