Natalie Zina Walschots

Writer, Digital Strategist, and Social Media Manager in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Natalie Zina Walschots

Writer, Digital Strategist, and Social Media Manager in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm a freelance writer and bailed academic based in Toronto. I write everything from reviews of science fiction novels and interviews with heavy metal musicians to to in-depth feminist games criticism and pieces of long-form journalism. I've most recently written about my time working as a content creator for an internet pornography company, the years-long cat fishing deception behind popular gamer gate figurehead Alison Prime, and the most misandrist metal records of 2015. I'm the author of two books of poetry, and ampresently finishing a novel about supervillainy and henchpeople, exploring the poetic potential of the notes engine in thevideo game Bloodborne, and writinga collection of polyamorous fairytales. Ialso plays a lot of D&D, participate in a lot of Nordic LARPs, watch a lot of horror movies and read a lot of speculative fiction.

  • #videogames
  • #feminism
  • #heavymetal
  • #role-playinggames
  • #speculativefiction
  • Education
    • MA, University of Calgary (2007)
    • University of Windsor
    • Phd Candidate
    • Concordia University