Girls: reality, sexuality and feminism
Coming of Age / Female protagonist / Girls / Mental illness / Social commentary / Women

Girls: reality, sexuality and feminism

I recently discovered and fell in love with HBO’s award-winning series Girls. It took me some time at first, but I am now convinced that Girls is a revolutionary move in television and a huge step forward for the portrayal of women in media. Girls details the ups and downs of four very different women in their early twenties living … Continue reading

Gravity, a world without sound, and the will to live
Female protagonist / Survival / The will to live

Gravity, a world without sound, and the will to live

I loved every second of Gravity. It deserves every bit of its critical acclaim. Flawless writing, cinematographic execution, stunning visuals and breathtaking dramatic performances make it a true feat of creativity and mastery. But what really struck me about Gravity is that it is a metaphor for life. Gravity details the journey of Dr Ryan Stone. A medical engineer on … Continue reading

[Gamechurch article] Never Alone: A story that must be told
Coming of Age / Female protagonist / Indie / Storytelling

[Gamechurch article] Never Alone: A story that must be told

Never Alone plays like the heartbeat of the Inupiaq people. Developed in collaboration with nearly forty Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members, Never Alone provides a priceless window into the Inupiaq soul. A poignant labour of love, I feel privileged to have shared in it. Read the rest of my article on Never Alone on Gamechurch. Continue reading

Child of Light: light versus dark and coming of age
Child of Light / Coming of Age / Female protagonist / Indie / RPGs

Child of Light: light versus dark and coming of age

Child of Light is probably the most beautiful game I have ever played. A tender, tragic and poetic coming of age masterpiece, this gem of a game struck chords on a deep, soul level, in a way that I have rarely experienced. It is hard to describe in words the emotional and spiritual journey Child of Light has brought me on. … Continue reading

Women: Chell, GLaDOS, Portal, and how to do it right
Bechdel test / Female protagonist / Portal / Women

Women: Chell, GLaDOS, Portal, and how to do it right

[Warning: this post contains spoilers about Portal and Portal 2.] When Valve’s Portal came out, it was a revolution. A character and narrative driven puzzle game? No one had ever seen anything like it. Then came Portal 2, one of the most magnificently crafted, well written and intelligent games I have experienced. So much has been said about … Continue reading