Valerie began her journalism career writing for Moviepilot.com and progressed from there writing about film and various nerd topics. As a black, queer woman, and military vet, her life experiences helped shape her writing and creativity. Valerie aims to change the landscape of film criticism. She believes there are so many issues in film criticism that need to be addressed, but the most noticeable are the lack of voices from marginalized communities. Valerie is a film critic for BGN, and freelance writer for sites like Geek and Sundry, and has her own website the Anime Complexium.