Thumbstick Mafia is creating a space to help foster the creativity of BW and WoC gamers.
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It’s no secret that it’s difficult to be a woman in the gaming industry; it’s become a meta circle jerk to even talk about sexism and how it applies to the culture.

Thumbstick Mafia is a partial solution; yes, things have gotten better but we’ve got a long ways to go – in the mean time, what are we going to do about it? We envision TM as a support system and network for black and woc. that mainly focuses on the subculture of gaming as it applies to our intersection of black and minority womanhood. We want to build a space that ensures we can actively participate and grow together.

Our podcast was started as a space where Black Women and Women of Color can share their experience within the video game industry. Season one focused on round table discussions where we talked about video games, anime and our experience within game culture. Season two we adjusted our focus in an attempt to help Black Women and Women of Color learn the basics on the industry and set a foundation for creating their own communities within the video game content creation field. In addition, we discuss about the back end of content creating like brand recognition, monitoring analytics, and the basics for acquiring sponsors.

Reasons to Support
  • Help us to continue to provide timely, nuanced information on the culture and resources through the Thumbstick Mafia Podcast and Website and keep that essential knowledge free for our community.
  • Support our efforts to better promote Black Women and Women of color in video game content creating
  • Provide us with the ability to properly pay people for their services - graphics, music, writing etc. 

Future Goals
  • Community outreach to young women interesting in games / gaming industry.
  • Create an esports hub for bw and woc
  • Create an bw or woc e-sports team - We plan to support all e-sports gaming genres.
    • Regional teams - long term plan
  • Sponsor bw and woc gamers for tournaments / events.
  • Host gaming events.
  • Build and Maintain a searchable directory of BW and WOC gamers, content creators, streamers and game developers. 
  • Provide assistance to those interested in creating and producing content e.g: Podcast Series, YT series development with our built in resources and network. 
Looking for our work? You can find us on our website at thumbstickmafia.com
Tiers
Support Squad
$3 or more per month
No Reward - Thank you for supporting Thumbstick Mafia! 
Solider
$10 or more per month
Access to patron-only content which include the following: 
  • Bonus podcast episodes
  • Live mini episodes
  • One time hang out on discord. 


It’s no secret that it’s difficult to be a woman in the gaming industry; it’s become a meta circle jerk to even talk about sexism and how it applies to the culture.

Thumbstick Mafia is a partial solution; yes, things have gotten better but we’ve got a long ways to go – in the mean time, what are we going to do about it? We envision TM as a support system and network for black and woc. that mainly focuses on the subculture of gaming as it applies to our intersection of black and minority womanhood. We want to build a space that ensures we can actively participate and grow together.

Our podcast was started as a space where Black Women and Women of Color can share their experience within the video game industry. Season one focused on round table discussions where we talked about video games, anime and our experience within game culture. Season two we adjusted our focus in an attempt to help Black Women and Women of Color learn the basics on the industry and set a foundation for creating their own communities within the video game content creation field. In addition, we discuss about the back end of content creating like brand recognition, monitoring analytics, and the basics for acquiring sponsors.

Reasons to Support
  • Help us to continue to provide timely, nuanced information on the culture and resources through the Thumbstick Mafia Podcast and Website and keep that essential knowledge free for our community.
  • Support our efforts to better promote Black Women and Women of color in video game content creating
  • Provide us with the ability to properly pay people for their services - graphics, music, writing etc. 

Future Goals
  • Community outreach to young women interesting in games / gaming industry.
  • Create an esports hub for bw and woc
  • Create an bw or woc e-sports team - We plan to support all e-sports gaming genres.
    • Regional teams - long term plan
  • Sponsor bw and woc gamers for tournaments / events.
  • Host gaming events.
  • Build and Maintain a searchable directory of BW and WOC gamers, content creators, streamers and game developers. 
  • Provide assistance to those interested in creating and producing content e.g: Podcast Series, YT series development with our built in resources and network. 
Looking for our work? You can find us on our website at thumbstickmafia.com

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Tiers
Support Squad
$3 or more per month
No Reward - Thank you for supporting Thumbstick Mafia! 
Solider
$10 or more per month
Access to patron-only content which include the following: 
  • Bonus podcast episodes
  • Live mini episodes
  • One time hang out on discord.