@Fox_Face, 39 – FUNDED

@Fox_Face, a Marine Corps veteran with service-connected physical limitation, is a student working toward not one, but two degrees. The BroadcastHER Grant winner also might tell you that she’s a writer of terrible fanfic. But, when it comes to gaming, what she’s really passionate about is creating a safe and positive community; one that supports others rather than tears them down. 

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to make someone smile every day; to brighten their day and help them step away from whatever troubles they might be facing..

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

The grant will help me attend workshops at TwitchCon, where I’ll be able to network with other broadcasters. I’ll use this opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in order to provide a better experience for my viewers and reach a larger audience.

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

It’s an amazing opportunity that has been offered to me, and the massive amount of support from the 1,000 Dreams Fund  community is pushing me to be greater than I could ever be on my own.

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

Lift each other up and recognize those women who are making advancements in gaming. Show those who would dismiss or suppress women in gaming that we are to be taken seriously and put the focus on our talent and hard work.

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

Some of the challenges I’ve faced include overcoming social anxiety and low self-esteem, stemming from emotional and mental abuse. It’s been difficult to break away from my fears and step forward to speak with strangers, but I want to make sure there is a place for anyone who is ever in the same situation — a place where they can feel safe and supported.

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

Find something you’re passionate about — this is the message you want to give your audience beyond what game you’re playing or what subject you’re talking about. It is the heart of what makes you want to broadcast. Incorporate that into your content so your audience knows what you stand for.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I remind myself of the reasons I started streaming. When I realized that many of the streamers I watched treated their communities with toxicity and hostility, I wanted to break that mold and offer people a positive space where they could be themselves and feel welcome and supported.