Representation in the media has a major impact on the visibility and the acceptation of a visible minority. In my case, I hadn’t seen any positive representation of trangender characters in my youth. We were always depicted as monsters, people with mental issues, killers, rapists or pedophiles.

This played a major role in how I saw transgender people and as such made me completely dissociate with that aspect of myself. It is only when I saw transgender personalities and positive representation in tv series that I was finally able to break the last barrier and come out to myself and to the world. I could finally identify with someone and it changed my world.

Disclosure is a great documentary about Transgender representation in Hollywood. In the movie, many transgender icons are interviewed and discuss their realities, growing up and faced with how Hollywood depicted them. For me, it is a much watch if you want to understand how important positive representation is for us.


A How-To Guide for Muslim Representation in Video Games – Osama Dorias

Representation in media is one of my favourite subject as it affected me greatly in my life. Growing up, there weren’t many positive representation of transgender folks in the media and this fed into my own internalized transphobia, repressing my true self.

All visible minority groups are victim of bad representation in media. History is told by the colonizer, by the one controlling power and in the West, it is the hetero white cis man. Folks that are outside of this group, be it women, lgtbq+ folks, POCs all suffer from this.

So, here’s one of the greatest person & speaker I know delivering a GDC talk that shook the game dev community when it was first given.

Osama Dorias is a veteran game designer, he is a loving father, a caregiver, a unifier, an advocate and an educator. He is also Muslim and Iraqi and these 2 last fact are the subject of this talk.


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Ethics in the Game Industry – Celia Hodent

While I finish setting everything up, here’s a talk from one of my favourite women in the industry, Celia Hodent.

While I finish setting everything up, here’s a talk from one of my favourite women in the industry, Celia Hodent.

Please also visit Celia’s site for more information on the subject


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