In 2013, Crymson Pleasure was in her 30s and continuing to get more into video games than ever before. Facebook pages were all the rage so she wanted to find one that reflected her. She couldn’t find one, so she decided to make one. There was a lot of negativity around the phrase ‘gamer girl’ at the time and we wanted to combat that and give everyone a place to feel represented. We didn’t want to be over-sexualized. We didn’t want to be abused. We just wanted to play games.
Seven years is a long time and since then we have expanded quite a bit. We now consist of multiple genders, with a website for articles, a Twitch channel for our gaming and ttrpg streams, a YouTube for our past shows, and other shenanigans, all the social media, charity events, a discord server, and an online convention. We’ve been busy.
We are a family and we are all volunteers here. So we 100% do it because we love what we do and we believe in our goal which is to promote inclusivity while celebrating diversity. We want everyone to have a seat at the table, no exceptions.
“We have worked with Real Women of Gaming on several projects in the past and I can attest that they are one of the warmest, most welcoming sources of true positive energy in the gaming community, both tabletop as well as video. All it takes is for one to look at all of their charity work, such as the “You Are Not Alone” and the “Charities & Champions” events to see they are a collection of amazing humans. We are proud to call them our contemporaries as well as our friends”– Vince from “The Family That Games Together” podcast