Occasionally, there is a movie or a documentary that changes your entire world view. This is not one of those times. The PBS Independent Lens documentary, Wonder Women, reaffirms everything we talk about on Game on Girl. Women (and men!) want strong heroes of both genders. Even better than that, they have a game for you to explore becoming a superhero your self. Give Wonder City a visit.
Along with this fascinating show, we talk about the best Tumblr we’ve ever seen: Little Girls R Better at Designing Superheroes than You. Go look. You’re bound to fall in love.
As always, we’d love your feedback. Leave us a comment here with your favorite idea for your own superhero or super power.
Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.