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How Black Girl Gamers is changing the gaming landscape for the better

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How Black Girl Gamers is changing the gaming landscape for the better

By Rosario Blue  via

Fighting the good fight

Black Girl Gamers is a multi-platform age, and LGBTQIA+, inclusive online gaming community on Facebook of over 6,000 black women united in their love of gaming.

Originally a Facebook group, it now has a community of around 50,000 followers over TwitchTwitter and Instagram

It runs a Discord group with channels that cater to sub groups within its community, and guest-hosts black female streamers on its Twitch channel. In its five-year life it has put on a number of important events, like its Gamer Girls Night In and its recent online gaming summit sponsored by Twitch.

Black Girl Gamers (BGG) was created in 2015 by author and UK influencer Jay-Ann Lopez. Frustrated with the racism and…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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