So I did the thing, I updated my personal Patreon page to creator. I want to do work full time. Signal boost if you can?
#INeedDiverseGames has become a full time, second job for me. I want to be able to dedicate the time and resources it deserves from me. To do this, and consider leaving my full-time job with benefits, I need to be able to make rent, etc.
This is different from the existing #INeedDiverseGames patreon, which goes back out to the community. This is so I can take the leap from my day job to full time advocate for gaming diversity.
So here it is, feedback, ideas welcome.
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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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