We’ve probably all, at one point, heard gaming be described as a “waste of time” but is it that simple? Join Mikayla Jones, a black female gamer from Brum, for an online discussion (over an optional game of Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) about what it’s like to navigate a space typically designed for the “Geeky White Guy” stereotype. Mikayla will draw on her expertise in Cultural Change and Inclusive Leadership, to facilitate a sensitive conversation that touches on what it means for black wxmen (and non-binary folk) to take up space in digital communities, the shame attached to gaming and the inherent joy that comes with accepting gaming as a coping mechanism to preserve mental health.