Shonté Daniels is a poet and games critic in Maryland. Shonté's essays have appeared in places such as Paste Magazine, Waypoint, Motherboard, and elsewhere, and her poetry has been  published in Apogee, Puerto del SolBaltimore Review, and others. She’s the host of Non-Player Conversations, a podcast about giving voice to the people who go ignored in gaming. Follow Shonté on Twitter @ShonteWrites or email her at Photos by John Shepard