this is anna anthropy. you may know her work from her game dys4ia. she posted this video on youtube earlier today to provide a video spot for the 2013 independent games festival award. somehow, reddit has gotten hold of this and people are leaving HORRIBLE fatphobic and transphobic comments. if you have a minute, could you leave some comments to counteract those? anna is a strong voice for queer and trans creators in the game community and deserves recognition and support.
if you don’t know of anna’s works, here’s some links for you to get aquainted!
PLEASE REBLOG, SPREAD THE WORD. FIGHT TRANS HATE. FIGHT FAT HATE.
This is so shit. Time to fight the faceless hoard of internet assholes with our glittered, lipsticked faces of beauty x
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When it comes to funding, black farmers receive about one-third or less than what other farmers receive, which has resulted, Gail Myers points out, in black farmers losing their land. In fact, this asymmetry led a group of black farmers to sue the USDA for damages, claiming discriminatory treatment. The farmers agreed to a settlement, and in 1999, over 15,000 claimants received restitutions. Soon afterward, Native American, Latino, and female farmers stepped forward with their own civil rights lawsuits against the USDA. Discriminatory lending has cost the federal government billions in settlements.