I go by KinkedNitemare on Twitch, Twitter, Instagram and various other platforms
I'm KinkedNitemare most call me Kinky or Kinked. I've been gaming since around 5 years old on Atari and gaming just stayed in my life from then on. I've been streaming for a little over 3 years my focus has been primarily on FPS, Horror and indie titles. Beyond being a Streamer and Community Manager I am also a mom to 2 beautiful little boys. One is 4 years old and the youngest just turned 2. My oldest son is also non-verbal autistic. It does not define him but it is part of who he is.
I also do some writing from time to time about marginalized groups and a few game reviews. Hope to do a lot more with that in the future.
BGGC: Tell us your stream schedule if you have one/stream! As well as information about the games you stream and the focus of your channel and what systems you play on (Console/PC, etc.)
Kinked: I play a lot of PvP, primarily Rainbow 6 Siege, Rings of Elysium, and Apex Legends.
Horror games I've finished include most the Five Nights at Freddies, all the Outlasts ect.
I am mostly a pc player but recently got a PS4 for their solo titles.
Stream Schedule: Sunday 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)
Monday 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)
Tuesday 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)
Wednesday 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern)
BGGC: Describe your favorite games that you grew up playing!
Kinked: Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Mario, Halo, Gears of War to name a few
BGGC: What does gaming mean to you and what is its significance in your life as a Black Woman or Woman of Color?
Kinked: Gaming to me was an escape for a large part of my childhood. At home was not the best of places and I liked the idea of getting away, even if I was stuck in one place.
Now as an adult I find I like the challenge of games. The ride they take me on and the stories they tell. I love gaming for the art form it is and for the chances it gives many to see through someone else's eyes.
I think gaming has come a long way for diversity, but it still has so far to go in helping marginalized groups be represented and have a safe space to enjoy gaming.
BGGC: What does motherhood mean to you and how do you balance being a mom with being a gamer? Are your children gamers too? If so, do you play together? How does this influence your relationship with each other? Are there games that you loved as a kid (or currently) that you want to pass on to your children and share with them?
Kinked: I always wanted to have children of my own, but I never knew what that would entail for me. I love the tiny humans that are in my life right now, they are my world and I hope when they are old enough I get the chance to pass gaming on to them. Helping them through Mario would be amazing.
Finding balance is always a struggle. My home is also my workspace and there is no separation at the moment. So sometimes life blurs into gaming and vice versa. The best I can do is be mindful if either gets to be too much.