@Imfamousx1x – FUNDED

Content creator, model, photographer, and graphix designer @Imfamousx1x has a lot of roles, but she would tell that her biggest motivation is being a mother to her daughter. It’s also one of the many reasons she’s passionate about advocating for body positivity and mental health as well as entertaining and educating on social issues and diversity through gaming. Here’s what else is on this BroadcastHER Grant winner’s mind.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I would love to be a partner or ambassador and to use that platform to educate others about the topics I stand for, including WOC, mental health awareness, and body positivity.

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

Not only is it helping me to provide better stability to create my content, but it also has made me more motivated and confident in what I can do and offer.

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

It means a lot — often, it can be so easy to think or feel like we aren’t worth looking at, no matter how hard we try. To have 1DF see me and want to help me is an amazing and humbling opportunity.

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

Support women — not based on how we look or what we wear, but actually view and observe our content. Listen to our stories and struggles; they are real. Protect us if you see wrong being done. Respect us; a lot of us have been gamers our whole lives. It is our hobby, our dream, and our passion.

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

I was the girlfriend of a gamer and I was never looked at or respected as my own person. People used slander to discredit my skills, and they verbally and physically disrespected me for being better or doing better in a game. They’ve also taken advantage of me for my knowledge of things in games, tech, and streaming. Family who don’t respect what I do because it’s not “sports” can be difficult, too. So, I’m raising my daughter in a way that hopefully puts the confidence in her that was never given to me about my hobbies or loves.

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

Do it! It’s not easy and, at times, you will want to walk away and ask yourself many questions. But if this is really what you want to do and you feel you can do it, you never know what doors and opportunities it will open — or what people will show up who can help you along your path.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

My daughter is my biggest motivation. She has always been my reason to smile and having her feel proud of me is amazing. My siblings, nieces, close friends, and the communities I’m part of are hugely supportive and positive. But, the one thing I do is look in the mirror and remind myself who I am, what my name is, and say Sup!