Did you catch Part I of our interview with Aina Braxton? She’s a stellar mom and Program Coordinator at University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab. She works in the intersection between technology and social justice, and she’s one of my favorite people in the world.
Last time we talked about how she intentionally started gaming with her 10-year-old son and the ways that gaming brought them together—even though some of the games they play wouldn’t be considered family-appropriate. For Aina, context is key. If she is there to discuss problematic elements of games with her son, she can help him understand them.
For her, there is no “wait till he’s older,” especially in a world where it’s increasingly easier to access information. I wanted to know how she’s getting the message out to other parents, and how she juggles her busy work life with her family life. Read on!