1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

@jadegalexandria, 21 – FUNDED

Jade Edwards is a writer and narrative designer (and cat wrangler and coffee chugger!) who is interested in the storytelling qualities of different kinds of media. The JBL Quantum Grant winner is also a gamer (naturally!) and she loves hiking, long car rides, and explaining the etymology of words. You can connect with her on

@O1Zeldagirl, 19 – FUNDED

One of @O1Zeldagirl‘s dreams is to stream frequently and share fun moments with her community. Most importantly, this JBL Quantum Grant winner wants to provide a safe place for anyone and everyone. You can also find her on Instagram. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  My dream is to be a game designer

@annieisnotokayy, 20 – FUNDED

“Throughout the years, there have been so many inspiring people along the way, but hardly any who were like me,” says @annieisnotokayy, a JBL Quantum Grant winner. “I want to set an example for young women and non-men in the gaming and tech industry. I want to be able to excite people, to make them

@hannahfortune, 21 – FUNDED

Twitch streamer @hannahfortune is an artistically minded college student who is also working on a comic and freelancing on the side. You can see more of this JBL Quantum Grant winner’s art on her Instagram page @hannahfortuneart. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  I want to create diverse and inclusive casts of characters

@hope4dorian, 20 – FUNDED

While @hope4dorian may be new to streaming, she is off to a great start. Her college has an incredible esports program and community — and this JBL Quantum Grant winner is also learning all aspects of the entertainment industry by studying film and more. You can also find her on Instagram at @hopey.doodle. What is

@kariann, 20 – FUNDED

As a political science student in Washington, D.C., @kariann keeps a busy schedule. But, she likes playing VALORANT and Counter-Strike in her spare time. This JBL Quantum Grant winner is also involved with Nerd Street Gamers. In addition to Twitch, you can find her on Instagram at @karianntan and Twitter at @glmmethatbussy. What is your

@PopNoTarts, 27 – FUNDED

In addition to being a content creator and founder of Brown Girls Love Yakuza (BGLY), @PopNoTarts is also an anime and film enthusiast — and a seasoned pianist! This JBL Quantum Grant winner knows the power of building a network in this industry and has more advice to share here! What is your dream in

@annimagining, 22 – FUNDED

You’ll mainly find @annimagining playing Overwatch, League of Legends, and chatting, but this JBL Quantum Grant winner has a wide variety of interests ranging from cosplay and anime, to anthropology, forensics, vintage fashion, and more! What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  My dream is to be at the pinnacle of diversity, inclusion, and

@eggelena, 21 – FUNDED

“Video games belong to every age, class, gender, and race,” says Elena who goes by @eggelena on Twitch and @settintiaras on Twitter. The JBL Quantum Grant winner is currently a senior, working on her mathematics thesis while interning at Evil Geniuses and serving as her university’s League of Legends Game Ambassador and community manager. “I

@MollyEisenback, 32 – FUNDED

“If any person — not just necessarily a woman — tells me that they think ‘gaming’ is not for them, I always remind them that video games are like music… nobody dislikes music, but everyone has musical genres that they prefer over others,” says @MollyEisenback, a JBL Quantum Grant winner who you can find on