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Confessions of a Female Gamer


My voice touches 35 million people. I’m the slightly sceptical star of what has become one of the biggest online games on the planet. At home, my son and I tussle constantly over his absorbing but troubling gaming habit. As the voice of Zarya, the mighty avatar in 'Overwatch', I am overwhelmed by the sudden, passionate attention of newfound fans. However, an invitation to join a campaign against the toxicity young female gamers face online challenges my perceptions. I discover a space where young women express their identities empowered by their gaming characters. Through Zarya, I discover their unheard and complex struggles.