It’s a new month so may we introduce you to our newest Community Champion and Ambassador of the Month, oOGingerAleOo, also known as GingerAle! She’s been buzzing around our program and showcasing what it means to be a positive and inclusive Ambassador on our Xbox Ambassadors Twitch channel and her own YouTube channel. Speak with anyone who knows her and they will always have something nice to say. She is caring, thoughtful, kind, and a lot of other good things and we are ecstatic to have her in the program!
Wanting to represent Xbox in some way and to have a way to connect with more players, GingerAle got the chance to join the Xbox Ambassadors play host team to stream officially for the program on Mixer and Twitch. GingerAle enjoys playing all different kinds of games from cute family-friendly games to FPS games. Her favorite part about being a play host is getting to interact and help others while playing fun games and experiencing it all with her amazing cohost BlondieButGeeky. For their show, Ready Up, the goofy pair like to play games that also invites the audience to be part of the stream full of fun and laughter, really showing what it means to be welcoming and inclusive.
GingerAle stays involved with the program through her streams and by completing missions on the website and helping folks through Xbox messages and on social media. She has always enjoyed helping others and gaming on Xbox. When she found out about the Xbox Ambassadors and what we were all about, she signed up right away. She continues to be an Xbox Ambassador because she really enjoys helping others and having fun with gaming at the same time.
“Enjoy and find things to be thankful for every day. Life is a gift that is why it is called the present. People could be going through something you know nothing about so remember to always be kind. Life is short, be excellent to each other!”
Hear more from GingerAle below:
How did gaming become one of your passions?
Gaming has always been and always will be a part of my life. I love that gaming takes you into other worlds where you can immerse yourself and get invested in the characters and their story. Gaming is not only fun to me but also can be an outlet to escape from reality on good or bad days.
What does a healthy community look like to you and what do you do to contribute to that vision?
A healthy community really relies on upholding the pledge of the Xbox Ambassadors. I always remember to be welcoming and helpful to everyone I meet. I love the saying that “in giving we receive”. It is always a win-win situation. Plus, I believe it encourages the attitude of paying that forward to the next person that you meet or needs help.
How do you think online communities positively impact the lives of gamers?
I think as a group you can positively impact more people around you. When you have a group helping others it impacts them to want to be a part of it in some way.
What do you like to doing outside of gaming?
I really enjoy photography and exploring new places to take pictures. I enjoy collecting refrigerator magnets from all over the world. I enjoy streaming and spending time with my community interacting during stream or in discord. I enjoy taking walks with my husband and noticing something new each time we walk. For example, a pretty flower or a bird flying by or even a cat chasing a squirrel up a tree. And I can’t forget my new kitten, Cali, who I enjoy playing with!
What message do you have for the XA community?
You guys are such an amazing community of helpful people. Keeping doing the great work that you have been doing and make a difference in someone else’s life. Even just sending a Hi or GG might make someone’s day. Remember to take the time to really listen to others and let them know you understand their issue and help them in any way you can. If you get a chance, make sure you check out all the great hosts on the Xbox Ambassador channel and feel free to come by and say hi any Tuesday from 3-5pm pacific. I am so proud and honored to be a part of such a great community! You guys rock!
There are a lot of awesome folks out there. If you’d like to nominate an Xbox Ambassador to become a Community Champion, you can do so by filling out this form!