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What is intersectional tech? How does our identity bump up against the unspoken community norms in gaming and other online spaces? How do we combat harassment online, whether we experience it or not?
In our interview with Dr. Kishonna Gray, her biggest fan Naima sits down with her to unpack what Intersectional Tech is and what it can do to democratize the digital space and make it safer for marginalized identities.
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- Muriel Tramis - The First Black Female Game Designer https://youtu.be/rHM0U-IBqxc
- Kimberlé Crenshaw’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality?language=en
- The Intersectionality Wars (Vox): https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/20/18542843/intersectionality-conservatism-law-race-gender-discrimination
Learn more about why we need to build more inclusive online spaces:
- The State of Online Harassment (Pew Research Center) https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2021/01/13/the-state-of-online-harassment/
- Online Harassment (Colorlines) https://www.colorlines.com/tags/online-harassment
- The Video Game Industry Diversity Problem (The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/15/video-game-industry-diversity-problem-women-non-white-people
- Diversity in the Gaming Industry is Not Good (Mashable) https://mashable.com/2018/01/09/video-game-diversity/
- Gaming star Ninja sparked controversy with his statements on kids and racism. It's not his first time in the hot seat. https://www.insider.com/ninja-interview-controversy-twitch-streamer-tyler-blevins-history-2021-1
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