Bonnie Harris-Lowe has been an avid gamer since the age of five. She pursued this lifelong passion academically for seven years, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2017 with a BA in Media Arts and from the University of Southern California in 2020 with an MFA in Interactive Media and Games. Her favorite game is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and she enjoys singing, dancing, and cosplaying in her spare time.
I am enamored with moments that make your heart feel so vulnerable that it could be plucked from your chest and have always felt these most profoundly when I found them in narrative video games. At the same time, I have felt disregarded by the medium’s routine deficiency and debasement of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals.
My story began in the crux of these moments, when as a child I watched a brown girl turn white at the emotional climax of a game I loved. Now, my mission is to reconcile these moments.
Through poetic storytelling coupled with historical inspiration, I create emotional game experiences that value underrepresented people. I strive to change the negative culture surrounding marginalized identities in gaming spaces by imbuing my games with diverse, fully realized characters and engaging narratives.