Why I Became a Gamer Girl

At the age of 24, I picked up an Xbox controller for the first time.

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This is a two-sided story. On the one side, there is the phrase “gamer girl”: Rife with history, rich with an underlying subtext, with haters and outcries and controversy.

On the other, there’s me: A proud non-gamer for twenty-four years who’s had a complicated history with the…