This week we have a feature on Holly Hua, Communications Manager at Ubisoft. Hailing from games such as Assassin’s Creed and Brawlhalla, she’s spent a good amount of time growing herself but also those around her via mentoring. She’s got some insights on what it takes to run an employee resource group and she shares what she’s observed in the advocacy and representation space in gaming.
This week, we speak to Iris Zhang—a high school teacher turned engineer! The gaming industry is not always an easy place to grow, but she shares her experiences on progressing through it both as an engineer and now as a manager. Read on to learn more about her time bringing Champions to life on League of Legends—and her hectic family zoom calls!
We’re excited to share Avani Jain’s story with everyone. As an Associate Producer at a AAA studio working on a brand that is recognized by almost everyone in the gaming world, she’s come far. Read on to learn more about how she strives towards achieving work-life balance and fighting off imposter syndrome!
🗨 “What does IWD mean to you?” “For me IWD is a day for happiness and grief. Happiness over seeing my sisters all over the world succed in their work and feeling what a great sisterhood we have. Grief over how far we still have to go and over the lack of support from men.Continue reading “International Women’s Day 2022”
In this Asian Women in Games series, we interview women who are currently in the gaming industry to learn more about them, their journeys, and their culture. We want to showcase the amazing women who are already driving change and representation in the industry by being themselves! This week, we’re excited to share Gabby Llanillo’sContinue reading “Asian Women in Games: Gabby Llanillo”
In this article, we’re excited to introduce you to Alexa Kim and her journey through game design. Read on to learn more about her tips in joining the games industry, her love for rats, and even a soju cocktail recipe she’s keen to share!
I’m a Filipina-American born and raised in New York, currently residing in Montreal, Canada. Both of my parents are from the Philippines (Central Luzon, to be exact), which is north of Manila. I’ve been in the gaming space since 2016 as a twitch streamer, streaming Dark Souls, but have been gaming since I was veryContinue reading “FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH – Highlighting our Filipino members!”
We asked our Discord members how the Stop Asian Hate / Stop AAPI Hate movements resonated with them and how it changed them.Here is what they told us: “It was scary that it had to be a thing. I was terrified and sad that my parents had to warn my younger brother who is atContinue reading “HOW DID THE “STOP ASIAN / AAPI HATE” MOVEMENTS CHANGE YOU?”
I was adopted in Vietnam when I was a baby (I have two little sisters who were adopted there as well, two years later), then raised in France, where have been a victim of racism for my entire life – sometimes aggressive, sometimes it was more like ‘jokes’ about my skin colors, what I couldContinue reading ““I never felt truly represented by Asian women in media in general.””
I’ve been struggling with so many feelings over the past weeks/months/years/decades regarding my identity — a word I dislike especially the way it’s been used in, I think, Western languages. I find that the way parts of white/Western cultures talk about identities as something somewhat fixed, as something to be either weaponized or reclaimed, isContinue reading “Immigrants have to be “integrated” (…) or are deemed as outsiders, as failures.”