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media representation

Donna and Cameron standing outside of a brick building, reviewing notes.
Issue 42 by Kerstin Kollmann on October 18th, 2016
In an online survey I conducted, two-thirds of respondents thought depictions of female tech experts were “not particularly accurate” or even “very inaccurate”.
A unicorn drawn on the lid of a laptop next to the Apple logo.
Issue 41 by Anonymous Author on September 7th, 2016
Wage gaps and hiring discrimination persist despite the fact that most large corporations have affirmative action and equal opportunity policies.
A group of four Black and brown gamers sitting in a living room, watching one of their group, holding a game controller, play intently.
Issue 39 by The Editor & Tanya DePass on July 27th, 2016
"Sometimes all you need is a little boost to keep going, so we're trying to do that.”
Photo of Sherrell Dorsey.
Issue 38 by The Editor & Sherrell Dorsey on June 20th, 2016
"ThePLUG was birthed out of the idea that creativity and the world of tech are nuanced industries with diverse people that are too often left out of mainstream media."
Photo of Hanan Challouki and Taha Riani sitting next to each other at a conference table.
Issue 37 by Hugues Makaba Ntoto & Hanan Challouki & Taha Riani on May 23rd, 2016
"We run Mvslim like a startup. This means we are always experimenting and figuring out how to make the whole project more efficient. It’s a learning process that never stops for both of us."
A ceiling light glowing in a dark room.
Issue 32 by Shanley Kane on February 4th, 2016
We never interrogate exactly what we have become aware of, or what it’s all been for.
Chess board with a white Queen in focus.
2015 Year in Review by Izzy I. on December 15th, 2015
The most marginalized groups deserve as much access, resources and social capital in aid against harassment as white victims.
Promo poster for Jessica Jones - there is an artist's rendering of Jessica with the villain peering over her shoulder.
Issue 30 by Shaadi Devereaux on November 25th, 2015
On the heels of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Jessica Jones confronts many themes of intimate partner violence.
In-game screenshot; a character looks at the camera, wearing a vest and bowtie, leaning against a graphical case of bottles.
Issue 29 by Veve Jaffa on November 4th, 2015
Organizations run by primarily white, cis, straight founders train the majority of their focus on alleviating alienation for white cis women in cis male-centric spaces, but do little to dig deeper into other marginalized identities and access needs.
Characters from Splatoon, customized with the skin tone feature.
Issue 26 by Jose Cardoso on September 2nd, 2015
In a video games climate that has been decrying the prevalence of rehashed themes and narratives, perhaps the matter of racial inclusion can serve as one catalyst for greater change.