Hi everyone and welcome to the next instalment of the FFA Slaydies Series Spotlights! This spotlight is of an Oregon Slaydie who has a positive message! 

Hi Sam! Thank you for taking part in the Femme Fatale Airsoft Slaydies Series Spotlights! Please can you give my readers some information about yourself?

Hi, I’m Sam, I am 19, living in Ashland, Oregon. I am a nursing student pursuing a specialized degree in the newborn ICU, as well as getting my doctorate in otolaryngology, speech pathology, and speech therapy to assist families in the decision and actions of receiving cochlear implants. I really want to help those that are hearing impaired whether it be cochlear implants or learning about/integrating oneself into deaf culture.

How long have you been Airsofting? 

I have been Airsofting for almost three years and I absolutely love it.

What got you into Airsoft? And what do you love about the sport?

My former teammate, Aldina, got me into airsoft. I love the sense of community that I have seen and felt whilst playing. I have met so many beautifully unique people that do not judge me based on my gender and I love it.

Where is your home site? 

My home site was Gamepod Combat Zone in Antioch, California. However, since I have moved I have been looking to play at Rogue Tactical Airsoft.

What are the most memorable sites you’ve played? 

The most memorable fields that I have played at are: Fort Ord in Marina, California, run by Roundhouse Productions; ARC Airsoft in Hollister, California (now AO-13) ; and Gamepod Combat Zone in Antioch, California.

How would you describe your playing style? 

I prefer CQB but I absolutely love weekend-long MilSim games.

Let's talk about weapons and loadouts, what is your go to loadout? 

I run a full-metal M4 that I named Smaug and a Colt 1911 sidearm. Usually I wear all black (black shirt, black 5.11’s and black boots) with a black chest rig, holding about 8 midcaps.

Being a woman in Airsoft, what are your thoughts? 

I haven’t received any backlash for being a woman in airsoft. However, I do receive a lot of sexist comments, usually the ones telling me to be eye candy for the people I come across. It’s never okay to make someone uncomfortable and objectifying someone is never okay. However, I do get a lot of younger female players that come up to me to ask for pointers and they usually hang around me because seeing females on the field is uncommon. I love being able to connect other females with each other.

Social Media, where can my readers find you on social media? 

My Instagram is

Is there anything you would like to say other players out there?

Don’t give up on Airsoft just because you feel like you wont be accepted. Be gracious and call your hits; if you think you got shot, call it anyway. Be polite, have good sportsmanship, and make someone smile. Being a good, genuine person is always the way to go.

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