@herokerrey, 29 – Funded

High-energy variety streamer @herokerrey is a gamer at heart. She has been gaming since she was 6, starting off with Pokemon, Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot. Now, some of her go-to faves are Skyrim, Undertale, Legend of Zelda, and Rocket League. You might also find this BroadcastHER Grant winner dancing on stream.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to break down the barriers for women in male-dominated fields, bring people together, and share my love for gaming and technology!

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

With this grant, I will deliver on my promise to my viewers to try music streams.

What does being a recipient mean to you?

It means a lot to be heard and recognized! I’m honored to help be a part of the mission to recognize and highlight women in male-dominated fields.

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

Continue to provide opportunities for women and highlight them. Offer opportunities like grants, events, and sponsorships to break the stigma that women cannot be in these spaces.

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

I have a degree in computer science and work in tech as my full-time job. During my professional career, I’ve had to deal with being alone as a woman in a very male-dominated field. I’ve had to set boundaries and work harder to be seen, heard, and respected.

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

Have a strong support system to help you when you are in difficult situations. The confidence from a good support system will aid you in your journey as a broadcaster!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

As a variety streamer, whenever I feel burnout and unmotivated, it means there needs to be another refresh! I seek out new inspirations to breathe new life into my content and continue to improve it!