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@Evivanneg, 21 – FUNDED

Evi — @Evivanneg on Twitch — is a college student and variety streamer who loves to have fun with her stream and meet new people while building a safe community. The BroadcastHER Grant winner is also passionate about using her platform to become a charity streamer with a focus on helping sexual abuse survivors.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to become a charity streamer and have a safe space community. I hope to help make differences for women in the gaming and broadcasting community.

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

The grant is allowing me to upgrade my setup to provide a better content. The grant and this community has helped give me a push to never give up and continue doing what I love.

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

It means that I am believed in and that I can make a difference. This grant will help me achieve my goals, so it basically is a path towards my dreams.

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

We can support one another, so that we can grow together. We can continue to fight to make a difference. We cannot give up when it gets hard; we have to just keep pushing.

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

Being a woman in gaming and streaming has been hard. I’ve had issues with being sexualized and not taken seriously since I’m a female. Finding true friends can also be difficult because some are only in it for the follow.

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

Don’t give up! It may be hard, but try to find a community who is facing the same challenges and then be there for one another. Find friends who really care about you and enjoy what you do. Focus on fun not numbers.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I remember what my goals are and how any people I can help if I continue to strive towards my goals. Also, my family, friends, and community have become a big support system and they all cheer me on.