hi all. something that came up in the discord were these tweets from gita about her experience being on waypoint radio:
every where i go to seek out how people react to things i say on this podcast they either do not mention me at all or complain about me. even on the waypoint forum. it feels great and makes me want to be on the podcast.— Gita Jackson: The Mandawhoreian (@xoxogossipgita) December 15, 2020
there was subsequently a huge outpouring of support, but as it isn’t clear if gita will see it, i wanted to make a dedicated thread to show support and appreciation of what she’s brought to the show and the site. as iaman said, "This is a good reminder that many of us can probably work on shouting out folks whose work we like when they are not in the middle of being harassed (as well as supporting them through that stuff like we probably all already try to do). It’s one thing to show up to protect folks, it’s a whole other thing to uplift them."
gita is a host i love hearing from! her perspective is always welcome and frequently thought-provoking, as well as laugh-out-loud funny. listening to this monday’s pod was a delight, not the least of which because of her dragon age takes and great chemistry dunking on solas with austin and cado. my partner who doesn’t listen to podcasts gets excited when i mention putting on wpr and gita’s on it because she loves hearing from her too. she’s renewed my love of the sims, a game series i’ve played on and off since i was 10. i love to read her articles when i drop by the site to check in. i just can’t say enough about what she’s contributed or how much i appreciate her voice.
if you have love to share, please do!
(edited to clarify: this isn’t meant as a dig from me on other hosts, the forums, or twitter (though it doesn’t need defending). it’s just what it says on the tin-- a post to share support.)