Gaming Interventions > Heroines with Baggage

"Heroines with Baggage" is an ongoing project devoted to the study of the proliferation of subtle negative gender-based stereotypes throughout the video games that I grew up playing and how the presence of these stereotypes has impacted my growth- especially in my expectations of love, tragedy, and the roles I take on in my adult relationships.

At this point "Heroines with Baggage" has taken on three manifestations in this order (roughly).

1. A tumblr blog.

2. Videos made using footage taken directly from role playing games I grew up with. Orit Gat wrote a nice essay on this piece for Rhizome. See essay here.

3. Still image installations.

4. A 10 channel video wall combining images and videos from the project.