"One thing I've noticed in particular is that randomly assigning gender to characters in examples can lead to unintended apparent biases. Even if you're alternating, you can end up accidentally playing into some negative stereotypes. Simply making sure you have an equal number of hes and shes isn't enough. It's important to be conscious of the decisions that you're making."
This two part conversation with Valentine covers what she's working on now, and how she works as an editor to assist authors in crafting books with inclusive language. As the number of women both creating and playing tabletop games continues to increase, thoughtful approaches to gender in games texts will also continue to be part of the ongoing conversation of making gaming a more inclusive hobby.