I’m Grace, a writer and critic. You might know me from my work at Paste, Waypoint, DoubleXP, Uppercut or elsewhere across the internet. I primarily write criticism about video games, though sometimes film and literature. I also have aspirations toward broader cultural criticism and fiction. I’m a queer Marxist, a lapsed Mormon, and grew up in a dry place with mountains. All those things tend to explicitly or implicitly inform my work.
I do a podcast with my friend Ryan about survival horror video games called The Safe Room.
You can support the work of this blog, and my work generally, on Patreon and Ko-Fi.
You can keep up to date with my work via my newletter.
As for social media, you can find me on
Check out my portfolio on Muckrack and I sometimes (rarely) post videos on YouTube.
Header image is from my friend Noah Jackson’s film Kolob Eyes, in which I starred.
Send freelance requests to graceinthemachine [at] gmail [dot] com.