here are some avatars i was commissioned to create for the gaymerconnect forums. a friend of mine suggested that the existing avatars that users had to choose from all skewed male—androgynous male, yeah, but as a trans woman she wasn’t comfortable wearing that as an avatar. so, i tried to fill in the blanks with a bunch of feminine, femme and genderqueer identities.
I really like where Pixelante went with this—this is some actual visual diversity here. Make sure to check out the rest at the linked page!
Self-representation in digital media is an ongoing and open problem: I don’t expect it to ever be solved any more than the broader question of identity, but it’s got an openness to experimentation in ways that weren’t possible before, and I find that very appealing. It’s also worked out very well for me personally: I wouldn’t be the kitty I am if not for the potential offered by digital media.