You may have noticed my silence over the past few weeks and I wanted to explain why, but first I wanted to thank you for bearing with me and continuing to follow me, despite my silence.
Over the past month, my life has imploded, to put it mildly. On August 7th, I was a named source in an article about sexism experienced at my previous employer, Riot Games. At the time of publication, I came out with my experiences in both a tweet thread that was retweeted 811 times as well as a follow-up story I published on Medium. In the aftermath, I’ve had literally hundreds of friends and strangers reach out to me to thank me for my bravery (which feels really weird to say as someone who never thought they were particularly brave) and honesty. I’ve seen my name published on Newsweek and my experiences referenced on ESPN. It’s been surreal, but mostly anxiety-inducing for me.
On top of this, I’ve been taking the time to care for other women and non-binary people who have been abused by this industry. It’s incredibly important to me to be an advocate as well as a support to these people right now, as we have all been re-living trauma that has been stuffed down our collective psyche’s for far too long.
As you can imagine, this has been incredibly emotionally and mentally draining. I’ve struggled to write and write well, so I’ve opted to just not write at all and to take the time to rest when I can.
I promise I will be back at it in a few weeks, so never fear – I’m just taking some much-needed time to heal.
Thank you so much for your love and support,