Identity – The way in which individuals perceive themselves. This can also be influenced through society assigning identities to groups based on perceived commonalities.
Ironic – Verbal irony is when something stated is intended to have a different or opposite effect than expected. Situational irony is when something has an unexpected outcome. Dramatic irony is when an audience knows something that a character in a story does not. Artists often use irony as a tool of expression.
Modifiers or mods – Game modifiers or mods are add-ons to existing software and platforms that change aspects of their user experience. Mods are often created by fans of games to expand gameplay.
Praxis – The process of applying theory in a practical way, such as through an art practice.
Representation – The depiction of someone or something, usually through media or the arts.
Transfeminism – A form of feminism that includes trans women in its’ discussions around women’s rights and equality. Trans feminism could also be considered part of intersectional feminism, a form of feminism that seeks to include other groups that often get left out of discussions on feminism. These groups can include people who are discriminated against because of their race, class, sexuality, age, or immigration status. Intersectional feminism considers how these different statuses can overlap, often creating even greater inequality. It also considers the historical context of these social statuses- for example, how colonialism affects Indigenous women’s rights in Canada. This term was coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989.