Women’s History Month: Doris Self

Grandma gonna whoop you! In a videogame!

The first competitive female gamer was also the oldest! Doris Self signed up for the 1983 Video Game Masters Tournament when she was fifty-eight years old. Then she went on to break the world record for Q*Bert with 1,112,300 points. She kept playing until her death at age eighty-one from a car accident.

She was older than my grandpa!


You have to love a champ! This lady whooped butt in the arcade and had a beautiful spirit, to boot! She is an inspiration not just to women, but to anyone who might be afraid to break the mold. Go do it and live life to the fullest!

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