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This week, we are honored to have Merritt Kopas as our guest for the Part of Threes, complement to the column that ran last week. Here are Merritt’s answers to our standard questions. Three favorite games It’s really interesting to … Continue reading
This week’s On The Border guest is Merritt Kopas, a game designer and developer known for producing acclaimed indie titles such as Lim and Hugpunx. Well versed in the academic world, Kopas earned her Master’s degree in Sociology at the … Continue reading
Merritt Kopas’s latest is an incredibly delightful game about hugging. She writes, “I think more games should be about hugging,” and I totally agree. Play it and read more about it here! It will definitely brighten your day. See more … Continue reading
Merritt Kopas released a new Twine game today called Conversations With My Mother. It’s an affecting piece, strongly executed. Play it. Click here for more games of the day.
I had tried to teach my students in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 100 about transphobia before. When I unwittingly assigned them a classic feminist essay that contained some transphobic language (including an uncritical quotation of Janice Raymond, the use … Continue reading
Samantha Allen is a transgender woman, an ex-Mormon and a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University writing a dissertation on sexual fetishism. She is also an erstwhile singer-songwriter. You can find her on the web … Continue reading