As a female geek, I can tell you that there are a lot of misconceptions and presumptions when it comes to what the general public think of us. One version is that we’re viewed as a bunch of awkward, glasses-wearing, fan-fix writing cat ladies, while another portrays us as a hyper-sexualized fake gamer girls who only read comics for attention. Obviously, since we’re just human beings, women and especially female geeks are a lot more complicated and unique than that. Which is why “The Unicorn Files: Debunking the Myth of the Female Geek” is attempting to set the record straight.

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Ou friend in geekdom and fellow Geekie Award nominee Terra Clarke Olsen of Have You Nerd, along with photographer Nate Watters have been photographing female geeks and collecting their stories for over a year. Now, they’re hoping to self-publish the photo and story book in the hopes of shedding light on what a large and diverse group the lady geek community really is.

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The book includes photos and stories from geeks just like you and me, as well as industry leaders like comic book queens Kelly Sue DeConnick and Angela Webber. Once finished that book will be 96 pages of portraits and a few essays and short stories. The money raised by the Kickstarter will be used to fund the printing and shipping of the books.

The campaign is in it’s final week, so jump on to their Kickstarter page now to donate! 

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Co-Founder at Wrong Button Media
Emily Kelley is a writer, actress, video game junkie, comic book nerd, and future galactic war hero. She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her time at the Disney Interactive office. Along with being a multiple award winning journalist, she is an avid RPGer, cosplay noob, and mother to two beautiful cats.
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