Vanessa / PleasantlyTwstd

Vanessa / PleasantlyTwstd is a black, asexual Art Director for the upcoming Kickstarter-backed setting book “Into the Mother Lands”, and a part-time content creator on Twitch, focused on community building, charity, and DEI in gaming. Her passion is in activism for Black & queer communities, alongside gaming design and development focusing on accessibility & engagement. She has been seen on: FlameCon, VidCon, LiveWire, GenCon TV, St. Jude Play LIVE's summit, Kotaku, The Verge, Launcher, E3, Valve, and The Jimquisition. She challenge runs and speed runs in her free time, and occasionally writes strategy guides when her cats aren't sitting on her laptop.

  • Difficulty in Video Games is Accessibility

    Difficulty in video games and accessibility always sparks controversy, but players are not asking for worlds to be wholly devoid of challenge.

    Vanessa / PleasantlyTwstd7 minute read
  • Game Ratings Aren’t the Only Component of Gamer Safety

    When we talk about accessibility in games, there’s almost always a specific gap surrounding safety.   When we think “safety,” the connotation may be life vests for swimming and helmets for biking. Or, in the case of gaming specifically, ensuring your PS3 doesn’t melt into your entertainment stand and that your Xbox Series X doesn’t catch […]

    Vanessa / PleasantlyTwstd6 minute read

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