@heyitsmorganic, 24 – FUNDED

It doesn’t take long to see how passionate heyitsmorganic is about following her gaming goals — and empowering other girls to do the same and stay dedicated in their path to success. The BroadcastHER Grant recipient also has big dreams and big ideas to unite those like her in the digital broadcasting space, even with an official female gamer day in the future. Here’s what else she had to say.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to be able to entertain my supporters as well as empower other female gamers to do what they love!

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

It will help me reach my goals by providing funds for me to upgrade my equipment and provide better streaming and content for those who follow me.

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

It means the world and more! I am so blessed and thankful to have received this award. I will always support the cause in the future when it comes time to raise money.

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

We can do this by showing how many female gamers are out there — maybe starting a national female gamer day where all the female gamers get together and share their stories and why they love gaming.

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

I have faced a lot of criticism. I have both guy friends and girlfriends who have said, ‘You are just doing it to show off your body for money.’ This is entirely inaccurate. I enjoy gaming with my friends and want to share that experience with others. I hope that my story can show other females that people can judge all they want, but in the end, what matters is that you are doing what you love.

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

Stay dedicated! Never give up no matter how hard it gets. It is worth it until the end.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I set goals for when I want to achieve something. I told myself that, by October, I would have a complete rig set up for my stream. So far, I am 85 percent closer to my goal!