August 10th, 2009

The very first post I ever wrote for Heroine Sheik, all the way back in April of 2005, was about Ubisoft’s all-female, pro-gaming PR team, The Frag Dolls. It ran along with a column I wrote for Planet GameCube, my very first gig, where I often published multi-thousand word rants on subjects like sexism and girl power. Needless to say, thinking about those early articles makes me smile and cringe all at the same time.

That’s why I was happy to be able to return to the Frag Dolls for a recent PCWorld.com article about the competition they held this spring/summer for two new team members. The requirements and training were fierce. I trailed would-be Doll Kristin Reilly as she applied with photos, warmed up to the online community, and kicked ass in matches against others in the running. Check out the story of her struggle — and its outcome.

As always, I have a lot more material from interviews than I could have possibly included in the piece. I hope to run some of the more interesting tidbits over the next few days, so stop back again for more. Will you be more likely to keep reading if I promise to never again use the words “girl power?”

Tags: contests, girl gamers, my articles

One Response to “‘Frag Doll Wannabe: One Woman’s Quest to Become a Girl-Gamer Idol’”

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