@fentasies, 21 – FUNDED

“I want to inspire my community, and my fellow Black women creators, to pursue their dreams unapologetically!” says @fentasies. The BroadcastHER Student Scholarship winner is also motivated and inspired by content from her favorite creators; it makes her want to give it her all —just as they do.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to create content that gives people a good laugh or a happy feeling.

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

It will help me reach my goals by improving the quality of my content and bringing out my true potential as a creator and streamer.

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

Being a recipient fills me with such gratitude and motivation to continue pushing forward to become the best version of myself as a creator. I feel like it’s an honorable responsibility to be true to myself, my dreams, and to those who support me.

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

We need to give women a variety of opportunities to show off their talents and unique personalities and, when they receive these opportunities, we need to support them wholeheartedly!

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

A big challenge that I’ve faced is toxic comparison: comparing myself to others who I believe are doing “better” than me and thus creating self-doubt. However, I’m learning to find inspiration, not competition, in others and have more faith in my potential. Everyone has their own journeys, and this is mine.

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

My biggest advice is to focus on your own journey and just have fun. It is so tempting to look at other broadcasters and think that what you’re doing isn’t enough. But you must realize that literally everyone starts from the beginning and no path is the same and they shouldn’t be (or else it wouldn’t be yours!). Be grateful for what you already have, be inspired, and seek improvement, no matter how little. You’re doing great just by being you.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I love to write down my goals — whether that be in a journal, a planner, or sticky note. Seeing my goals visually really helps me keep them top-of-mind. I also try to stay away from having only numerical goals, as numbers are unpredictable and mostly out of my control. Tying your self-worth to numbers can be mentally and emotionally draining, so I like to have goals that are based on other things — like setup upgrades, learning a new skill, or doing something out of my comfort zone.