Up & Up: Dweeb Divas' Alice Floropoulos
Dweeb Divas is a kickass and witty publication, so it didn't really shock us to discover that its founder, Alice Floropoulos, was also kickass and witty.
We were lucky enough to chat with mold-shattering magazine maven about passion, beauty and more.
You created Dweeb Divas "to bring to the fore-front the women and men who are often times overlooked, no matter their talent.". That's quite a wonderful mission. What specifically propelled you to embark on this endeavor?
I'm going to tell you what happened when I first thought of making 'Dweeb Divas'; I was in a gas station trying to find a nerdy magazine for girl gamers. I wanted a piece of information to beat a certain level in the game I was playing.
All I saw in front of me were "nerdy" magazines with women in bikinis and nerdy glasses. It was really unappealing to me and since more than 50% of nerds are female, I figured that they—and the LGBT community members who have been drowned out by this sexism nonsense—needed to be heard, understood and brought to the forefront.
There are so many men and women behind-the-scenes who have truly in a physical, psychological and electrical way have brought to life the games, movies, cosplays, etc. we hold so dear. They deserve proper respect.
How do you handle challenges?
With a big bottle of wine. Jokes. I have a ridiculously positive attitude when I'm speaking with people and it's really easy for me to be honest and genuine with them. I feel like a lot of people in the industry get a lot of watered down mumbo-jumbo and I think they appreciate my direct attitude.
Tell us about your biggest work/DoubleD-related success thus far.
All three of my issues are amazing and I worked with amazing people. The one were working on right now is for ffxv and I'm so lucky to be able to get in touch with such strong women in the animation field especially. It's really incredible to broadcast the strengths these women and men have provided to the entertainment industry.
Do you have any beauty-related words of wisdom that you'd like to share with us?
Honestly, I've met industry people who have felt perfect with mounds of makeup (A.K.A cosplayers) and others who project themselves in their clothing. The most beautiful part is their passion, to me. Their strategic minds in progressive their own selves gives me strength to progress and broadcast this magazine.
Anything else you'd like to add?
Thank you to you for interviewing me and thank you to everyone to has worked with us. You all have a special place in my heart! Get your copy of Dweeb Divas Magazine here; our first issue is free!
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