Separate shout-out to the woman whom I shared all this with who recognized how severely fucked up it was and reported it up and out, which led to external counsel and reporting, which helped add my name and impact to this suit. Not naming you publicly but you know who you are.
your encouragement and moral character led to my speaking up, additional witnesses and corroborates, and possibly the firing of a serial abuser. Thank you for helping me realize I needed to overcome my fear and finally speak out.
I probably wouldn’t have for a long time without your push and your reporting of what I told you to those investigators. Thank you.
The funny part? Most of the people who actually sat with me or saw my work or were on the other teams I worked with? Told me good things or actually communicated what they needed and we worked to make it happen. Talk about conflicting messages and self-confidence destruction.
Seeing people on Reddit & the internet disparaging things like the Women @ Blizzard & Diversity panels at BlizzCon, when I know all the women & marginalized ppl who worked super hard on them & conceived them, is rough. Those weren’t conceived by the abusers. They were fought for.
Women and BIPOC and LGBTQA+ and neurodiverse & disabled people fought for those panels and poured themselves into them, despite being worried about possible harassment from fans who were on the toxic side. Don’t minimize their work as something put up by abusers as a smokescreen.
They organized them, made them happen, staffed them, and answered questions with sincerity and love and honesty.
I’m just so goddamned tired and slightly drunk, y’all.
I’ve been binging Top Chef from the beginning over the last week while being a stress-induced insomniac and on my nursing schedule with my two-month old. I had never watched it before, despite my love of cooking shows.
Currently on S8E7. The first All Stars.
Yeah, I started from season one. It’s been a long-ass week.
Love when people tell those of us affected how they’re going to support us by ignoring the ways we ask them to support us and by just doing whatever they want so they can feel righteous somehow. Thanks for the support and allyship. 👍
I’M JUST SO TIRED, Y’ALL
Using us as an excuse to cancel a sub that you (according to your own shit) were going to cancel anyway isn’t the supportive gesture you think it is. Especially when most of us are like, please, support and play and enjoy our work made with blood, sweat, and literal tears.
I was one of these women. My incident happened in 2013 at BlizzCon. I didn’t say anything officially until I decided to leave the company last year, because of the name recognition and fear of retaliation.