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@BBelleGames, 20 – FUNDED

As a variety streamer, BBelleGames has let her passion for video games be her guide as she pursues her dream to be a full-time broadcaster — and to prove that women can provide quality entertainment through gaming. The BroadcastHER Grant winner also has some good tips for goal-setting and staying motivated — ones that she puts into action herself!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to bridge the gap between female and male broadcasters.

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

With the grant, I am able to upgrade my PC to ultimately improve my streaming quality and provide a better viewing experience.

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

It has really helped me understand that I can be an asset to this industry and pursue my dreams. Knowing that I was picked out of lots of other amazing creators really humbles me.

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

We need to introduce more women into the gaming, broadcasting, and e-sports space. This will help bridge that under-representation that is so prevalent today.

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

A huge challenge I faced early on (and still today) is that I am chasing after a goal that I might never reach. Broadcasting is a career that not many people are fortunate enough to achieve —and the small percentage of women makes it that much harder to grasp. However, I let my passion for video games take control which is why I still continue to pursue this dream of being a full-time broadcaster.

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

Do not let other people’s words bring you down. I know sometimes it is extremely hard to funnel out the negativity but I promise you it will pay off. Know your worth and do not let anyone take that away from you.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I stay motivated and focused on my goals by always setting small milestones for myself. Things like gaining your first 100 followers is super-motivating and helped me want to get to 200 followers, 300 followers and so on. It is the small milestones that really push me to continue.