Enter The Unicorn Files, a photojournalism project that aims to capture the diverse body of female geeks by photographing individual geek women and giving them a chance to tell their story. Geek ladies are photographed in their home showcasing their geeky interests; everything from comic books to chemistry. Women can also send in pictures of their geekiness. Photos are showcased on The Unicorn File’s Tumblr, as well as Instagram and Twitter. There is potential for future publications or photo gallery exhibitions as well.
The Unicorn Files is a joint project created by geek feminist Terra Clarke Olsen and photographer Nate Watters. The dynamic duo recognized the gap in accurate representation of geeky women and strive to showcase the diversity of female geeks. Olsen works for a mobile indie gaming company, is a writer for Seattle Weekly, and founded the blog Have You Nerd. Nate Watters is a photographer and has shot for major companies, like Degree, and local companies, like Theo’s Chocolates. He has also shot for many newspapers and magazines in the northwest, such as Portland Monthly Magazine, Seattle Weekly and City Arts. For more information or to check out their FAQ, visit The Unicorn Files!
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So think about what makes you a geek! Are you a chemistry whiz? Have a Doctor Who collection? Think you could survive the zombie apocalypse? Every geek lady is welcome so check it out today and spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!