Ebony Aster – Feminist Frequency

Ebony Aster

Operations Director and rogue snuffleupagus

Senior Citizen: Gender, Infirmity and Horror
You wouldn’t know it from the amount of time I spend thinking, talking, and writing about horror cinema, but I’m actually not a huge horror fan. I’ll spend hours falling through a TV Tropes or Wikipedia rabbit hole reading plot summary after plot summary, but what I’m looking for are spoilers and someone else to do […]
We’re Working On It!
We know that a lot of you are waiting on the latest episode of The FREQ Show to drop, and we want to reassure you that it’s coming! Unfortunately, we were hit with a copyright claim on our latest video, so we’ve filed a fair use claim to resolve the issue as soon as we can. […]
FREQ #15: G. Willow Wilson: Diversity is Realism
Each month, FREQ will bring you the latest news and updates from Feminist Frequency, as well as interviews with some of the most inspiring women in media, activism, and beyond. This month, we’re talking to G. Willow Wilson, a novelist and comic book creator, about her phenomenally popular creation, Ms. Marvel; the role religion can play […]
Så coolt! Anita Speaks at Geek Girl MeetUp in Sweden
Anita spoke with some great folks in Stockholm at Geek Girl MeetUp on May 13 about gaming, the future of pop culture, and the theme of geek evolution! Geek Girl Meetup is a non-profit organization for geek girls interested in the web, coding, and business development. Its purpose is to create new networks and promote female role models in the […]
FREQ #14: Colleen Macklin and the Politics of Fun
Each month, FREQ will bring you the latest news and updates from Feminist Frequency, as well as interviews with some of the most inspiring women in media, activism, and beyond. This month, we’re talking to Colleen Macklin, a professor and game designer making incredible games that explore culture, communication and the world around us. Make sure […]
Absolutely Badasses: Looking Back on Vasquez, 30 Years Later
My parents’ attitude toward selecting films to watch on family movie nights was pretty loose when I was young. They’d refined the criteria a bit more by the time my brother was able to sit up by himself and keep his eyes focused; but when I was little, the only real rule was no nudity below […]
FREQ #13: How to Make An Escape Room
Art by Rory Frances   Each month, FREQ will bring you the latest news and updates from Feminist Frequency, as well as interviews with some of the most inspiring women in media, activism, and beyond. This month, we’re talking to Laura Hall, an escape room designer whose fascinating, creative work will keep you guessing and push you […]
Advocacy Microtalks: Challenging the Industry in 20 Slides
  Another GDC has come and gone, but you still have an opportunity to listen in on the thought-provoking discussions happening in the games industry from some of its most socially-engaged leaders. The GDC Vault is a fantastic way to catch up on many of the great panels, talks, and presentations from past events. Anita delivered an […]
Building Alliances: An Interview with Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center
Art by Bishakh Som Interview by Laura Hudson Kris Hayashi has spent the last thirteen years advocating for the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people like himself, and as the executive director of the Transgender Law Center at the dawn of the Trump administration, he has his work cut out for him. Although the Transgender […]
Well, Too Bad We Can’t Stay
I saw Get Out among a predominantly white audience this weekend. The decision was spontaneous and swift — there was a showing near me (in the white-ass suburb in which I live) at the perfect time, so I went. If I had had more than 10 seconds to think about it and plan, I would have […]