@AshBashS, 24 – FUNDED

“We just need a chance to be seen and a chance to be treated equally to male streamers,” says @AshBashS. The BroadcastHER Grant winner knows how important it is to flip the script for female streamers and empower them by creating a likeminded community of gamers.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to create a community of people who love video games — a place where we can talk, play, and enjoy each other’s company.

How will the BroadcastHER Grant from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals?

It will help me improve my microphone quality — because what’s a streamer without a good sounding microphone to give them a voice?!

What does being the recipient of the BroadcastHER Grant mean to you?

It is a honor to be chosen among a plethora of other individuals who share the same dreams and goals as a streamer.

Women are underrepresented in gaming, broadcasting, and e-sports. What can we do to change this?

One way is by facilitating an environment that changes the perspective of our male counterparts, showing that women can be just as invested in gaming, streaming, and e-sports.

What are some of the challenges you have faced along the way?

Not being taken seriously; being looked down upon; and being called unsavory names, to name a few.

What advice do you have for women who want to start broadcasting?

Don’t forget to have fun! If you fuss over every little detail, things will end up souring your mood in streaming.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

For me, knowing that people enjoy my content and that I can possibly help even one person throughout their day is what matters most.