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The Struggle of Being a Black Girl Gamer

Being a woman and black in the gaming community can be quite difficult. Jay-Ann Lopez discusses her attempt to combat the racism and sexism within the gaming community, specifically within Twitch, in this Engadget article.

Jay-Ann Lopez is in her mid-twenties, living in London, and she’s been into video games her entire life.
“I’ve been gaming from a very young age,” Lopez said. “My first console was a Nintendo that was gifted to me by my uncles, and since then I’ve always had a love for gaming.”

For many video game fans, this is the end of the story. Play video games, fall in love with video games, share that love with other interested people: It’s a fairly simple formula. However, for Lopez, it hasn’t been that easy.

“Growing up, it’s a bit difficult to find other black women that like gaming,” Lopez said. “Sometimes it doesn’t come up as a topic when discussing, so it becomes very isolating. But there are women out there.”

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