This panel was originally presented at PAX West 2021!
There is a lot of discussion on inclusivity and equality within game spaces, but what happens when the criticisms towards marginalized genders become internalized? How do you navigate geek and gaming spaces if you doubt you even belong? Join this panel of accomplished authors, content creators, and gaming professionals – all of whom happen to identify as women, trans, and nonbinary – as they discuss their personal experiences and struggles existing in geek and gamer communities. They will share how they care for themselves, persevere, and flourish.
Dr. Elizabeth D. Kilmer, PhD (she/her) [Director of Education and Training, Game to Grow]
Dr. Sarah Hays, PhD, LMHC (she/her) [Mentorship Lead, Queer Women of Esports]
Jae Lin (they/them) [Programs Manager, Feminist Frequency]
Jay Justice (she/her) [Co-Director, LGBT HQ]
@Tyler_MoonSage (they/she) [Volunteer Coordinator, DOTS RPG Project]