I work in the youth services department at a public library and am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Library & Information Science degree. My long-term goal is to create educational gaming programs at libraries, which I have already started doing at my current library.
My website, To Play Is Human, houses my writing on games and gaming culture. I currently has an ongoing series titled “DIY Crafty Gamers” which features gamers and the projects they make for their games.
I co-host Playability, an interview-based podcast at the crossroads of gameplay and accessibility. Our goal with the show is to get the gaming community talking and thinking more about accessibility in games, so we want to talk with designers/artists/developers about how they’ve addressed accessibility in past or current games. When we discuss accessibility, we mean anything to do with physical, visual, cognitive, emotional, and social (inclusivity, etc.) accessibility. Episodes run 15-20 minutes — something people can listen to during a commute, a lunch break, a walk, etc. Full transcripts are posted with each episode.
I am a moderator for the World of Women Network (WoW). WoW is an international community of gamers. We have a Discord server that is just for women-identifying folks. We also have a Facebook group that is for anyone who believes that gaming is for everyone – folks of all walks of life are welcome to join and support us here. Gaming brought us all together, but you’ll find channels for all sorts of hobbies on the Discord server. We value our community and building supportive relationships. You can read my blog post about WoW here.
My husband and I have FIVE of the most adorable cats in the world and they own us completely: Franklin, Charlotte, Aurora, Nox, and Bacchus. Yes, Bacchus, the youngest, has his own Instagram account so you can follow his shenanigans here.
Rebecca's Top Five Games
Dead of Winter Gloomhaven Thurn & Taxis Fantastiqa Mysterium