I had a great time talking with Kateylee of BTA! 😀
This week on Heroine, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tanya of #INeedDiverseGames! Tanya started a Twitter phenomenon with that hashtag, and it has grown and evolved into an entire community of people who are seeking more diversity in their games. We chatted about how the hashtag started, how it evolved, and what the future of I Need Diverse Games is!
If you’re looking to follow Tanya or #INeedDiverseGames, find the links below:
Website || I Need Diverse Games Twitter || Twitch || Patreon || Facebook
Fresh Out of Tokens Podcast
Tanya’s Personal Twitter
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Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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