@ChelleRemedy, 23 – FUNDED

You could say that full-time grad student @ChelleRemedy is living up to the “Remedy” in her name. The BroadcastHER grant recipient not only has a passion for gaming, but also for doing good — she’s currently pursuing her doctorate of pharmaceutical science while streaming on the side. Both serve her ultimate goal to be an influencer and help others, whether that’s through her online community or as a medical expert. Naturally, she has some important words of advice for other females who want to start broadcasting. Read on here.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to succeed as a content creator so I can not only establish a career involving my passion for video games, but also so I can have a platform as an influencer and medical expert to reach out and help others.

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

It helped me to attend TwitchCon 2018 which allowed me to meet with viewers and fellow streamers while finding networking opportunities!

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

So much! It means that all the work that I put into both school and my channel on Twitch actually means something. My parents have tried to discourage me numerous times. But receiving this fund has allowed me to continue following my dreams.

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

We all need to stick together in our community, support each other, and fight back against the stigma. We are often misrepresented in the gaming community and we need to establish that we, too, deserve the same amount of respect and dignity as anyone else.

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

I’ve been doxed before by some random stranger who targeted women on Twitch. He focused on me excessively because I stood up to him. While it was an awful experience having my privacy invaded, I faced the situation head-on and refused to let him scare me into quitting Twitch. I don’t regret standing up to him and after some time, he finally left me alone.

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

Be mentally prepared. While broadcasting is a rewarding experience, it’s important you stay true to yourself and understand that there are people out there who are going to try to tear you down just because you’re a female. Don’t feed the trolls and don’t play into their mind games. Just keep your head up, do what you love, and know that in the end, it’s your channel and your show. What you represent depends on you alone — don’t let anyone else try to tell you differently.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

Lots of caffeine! All jokes aside, I’m motivated to continue school because of my patients who need my help and I’m motivated to continue Twitch because of my supporters. I never want to let anyone down and, so far, I’m proud of my work!