@HannahFortune, 21 – FUNDED

As a full-time college student, @HannahFortune has a busy schedule. But the BroadcastHER Student Scholarship winner still finds time to pursue her streaming dreams which incorporate her love of drawing!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to create characters for games that change the norm and add much-needed diversity to games.

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

I will use it for new supplies and programs to create character art and online educational platforms.

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

It means so, so much. I feel so lucky to have been chosen. I hope to do well for the world with this!

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

As women, we can always look out for each other and help each other whenever we can. We can use our voices to show that women are a big part of these communities and deserve as much representation.

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

I’ve had trouble finding the right education to build the skills to create characters in the best way possible.

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

Be yourself! Sometimes it’s that simple. Sometimes your niche is just YOU!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

It’s so hard, but I remind myself what I’m reaching for whenever I lose motivation or get discouraged.