You can’t discuss equality and diversity in gaming without mentioning Anita Sarkeesian. The Kickstarter for her Feminist Frequency videos not only made the gaming industry aware of issues involving gender representation in games; it also began a chain of reactions that led to the founding of the Polygamer podcast.
Sarkeesian’s latest Kickstarter update outlines her accomplishments since launching her project and the challenges she’s faced along the way. Her mission has evolved to include numerous public speaking opportunities, including her October appearance on The Colbert Report.
Despite her growing popularity, Sarkeesian still makes time for local events as well. If you’re in the Boston area on Sunday, February 8, 2015, I encourage you to attend her talk at the Humanist Community at Harvard, part of their Sunday speaker series. Free tickets are required for the event — get yours at Eventbrite.
Sarkeesian is a stalwart ally and deserves all your support. Please join me in welcoming her to Boston!