Featured Geek: Kitty Stryker
[On being a female geek in a male dominated world] “…it’s difficult to be a female geek in a male-dominated geeky world. I’m dismissed, ignored, insulted, sexually harassed, and threatened on a regular basis when I try to engage with straight, cisgendered, white geeky men, which is why I’ve avoided video games. I find it all very alienating, and frankly, rather boring. I’m much more excited about the games I’m seeing come from other queer people and trans women, which regularly subverts the concept of the game itself.”
Kitty is the marketing manager at TroubleFilms (nsfw), cosplay head for GaymerX, and a freelance writer on Patreon. She is a queer porn performer and massive geek, noting “that the lack of understanding that women can be both is a method of objectifying and dehumanizing us.” On her geekdom, Kitty considers herself a text-based adventure geek, a history of medicine geek, a queer geek, and a femme geek (though she has a lot more interests, those are the main ones). On any given day you can find her watching Adventure Time or Doctor Who, or reading PG Wodehouse. In her spare time, Kitty enjoys writing, crafting, playing computer games, and fixing her car (she would also like to get back into large scale metal art). In the future, Kitty dreams of publishing a book on consent culture in response to rape culture. She would like you to know that she is a “manic pixie nightmare girl” who has a cat named Foucault.