@DieHardDiva, 26 – FUNDED

Her name might clue you in, but @DieHardDiva is a self-proclaimed “spooky & kooky horror enthusiast” who loves to play Dead by Daylight and horror games. On this BroadcastHER Grant winner channel’s, the community laughs, cries, and screams their way through whatever twists and turns jump out in the night.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to be an example of a non-traditional success path within the streaming community — and of a content creator not afraid to create on her terms and follow her heart.

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

This grant will help me upgrade my setup, allowing me to showcase my abilities on an even more professional scale via platforms like Twitch and YouTube.

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

It allows me to help and encourage others who want to pursue a career within the streaming and gaming industry — just as 1,000 Dreams Fund has inspired me to push towards my goals.

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

Continue to be vocal and acknowledge that we are, and have been, in this industry. Uplift and promote one another during live streams. Provide opportunities like hosting/gaming events. Continue to encourage and help others as we move forward in our careers.

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

Dealing with imposter syndrome, racist/sexist comments, and work/life balance can be difficult. It is also challenging to learn that you DO belong in this industry, that any trolls that comment negatively are NOT worth your time, and that you can’t work on content every single day are things that take time and experience to learn.

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

To have patience and to be yourself. There is no need or value in lying about who you are to appeal to some sort of group that you believe you should be attracting with your streams. Being genuine allows you to be unique and that is why people watch live broadcasts.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

The support of loved ones, strict planning/scheduling, and plenty of tea and coffee.