@DaGeecheeGamer, 31 – FUNDED

“There are so many content creators who I’ve followed for many years, but for the longest time, I never saw any Black women represented in this space,” says variety streamer and BroadcastHER Student Scholarship winner @DaGeecheeGamer. “It was really important to me to put myself in a place to inspire other Black girls and Black women.”

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to inspire others, make people happy, and create an unforgettable brand as a content creator.

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

It will help me improve my stream setup with updated hardware and software, expand on the content selection I have available to present to my community, and make different networking opportunities more easily accessible.

What does being the recipient of the BroadcastHER Student Scholarship mean to you?

It means that there are people out there who see the potential in me that I do and who believe in what I have to offer as a content creator and a streamer. This is important because it helps empower me to continue on pushing to bring to reality the vision I had for myself when I started.

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

We can continue to do what women do best: Make lots and LOTS of noise!

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

I’ve had to constantly make many sacrifices to ensure that my family ALWAYS had exactly what they needed from me. This meant frequently taking money from my savings to pay for soccer or gymnastics instead of my capture card — or not being able to stream because I was in school and had to push to finish strong. I don’t have any regrets and things are much easier now. I’m in a wonderful place in my life now to be able to commit to content creation the way I really want to.

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

Start where you are; use what you have; do what you can.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I stay motivated and focused on my goals my studying those who inspired me to get started in the first place. I’ve been able to network with so many other black women in the gaming space and now THEY are my motivation and my inspiration!