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Daz Skubich

Diversity and Liberation Coordinator

Location icon United Kingdom

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Diversity and Liberation Coordinator, Freelance Journalist and 1/3 of Game Assist

Bylines can be found in The Guardian, The Queerness, DIVA Magazine, Restless Magazine, Medium, Anime Feminist

LG(BT)Q+, diversity and accessibility in gaming, J-fashion culture

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Portfolio

LGBTQ+

The Queerness
12/30/2019
The importance of queer Christmas solidarity

The holidays can be a difficult time for the queer community, especially when spent with family. Daz Skubich explores the joys of spending Christmas with friends, and making new traditions.

The Queerness
10/09/2019
TV Review: RuPaul's Drag Race UK - Episode 1

Drag Race-watching veteran Daz Skubich recaps and reviews the eagerly awaited first episode of 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'. Keep reading for reads, toots, boots and more eleganza than you can handle!

The Queerness
06/17/2019
Drag Race UK: We drive on the left over here

The British version of RuPaul's Drag Race has many in the queer community worried. Is drag all that different across the pond? Daz Skubich discusses further.

J-fashion

Gaming

Game Assist
09/27/2021
“Woman is at once serpent and apple”: InQueery into Transfemininity in Catherine: Full Body

With transmisogynistic violence on the rise around the globe, Daz decided to tackle two of gaming’s most famous trans girls. How does a game that is explicitly about horrible people tackle relationships between trans people and their surroundings? This video explores the representation of trans women and transfeminine people in Atlus’s 2019 game Catherine: Full Body, as well as the 2011 original version.

Game Assist
03/29/2021
“The Oldest Game”: Gender-based violence, exploitation and sex workers’ rights in video games

Coming off the back of Cyberpunk 2077’s release, Daz explores the representation of sex worker characters in video games through the years, focusing on the last decade. From the mean streets of Los Santos, San Andreas, to the neon lights of Night City’s Japantown, join us on a journey to see how far sex worker representation has come, and how much further we still have to go.

Game Assist
09/29/2020
Inqueery | Bisexuality as a Game Mechanic

After a few edits, we're back to talk about how narrative structures often work to reinforce the structures of power and oppression which marginalise queer people. The trope of “player-sexual” NPCs, or characters that are bisexual due to a game mechanic, only serves to worsen these structures and limit the people we see in games. In this Inqueery, we’re going to cast a wide net and look at romance as a queer person in videogames.

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