In gaming culture, an NPC (non-player character) is often a bit player in the overall story– he or she is there for no reason except to get the main character to their goal. Their backstory is never told. Until now.
I had an idea a while back to create a collective of like minded, intelligent creatives who have been through a lot of the same things I had as a person of color who enjoyed nerdy things as a child an as an adult.
This kind of creativity is often teased and stifled by bullies, and even friends and family. I want to have a group of people that those kids can look at and say “hey, if THEY can do it, I can do it.” Be proud of who and what you are, and remember you’re not alone.
And so.. the NPC (Nerdy People of Color) Collective was born. Rappers, educators, students, and even a WWE Superstar are amongst the ranks.
So what’s it about more specifically? Here, I’ll let the crew’s members tell you about it firsthand.
Learn more about the NPC and our mission at http://www.npccollective.com