@joyfuljupiter, 28 – FUNDED
“We have a wonderful and supportive community here on Planet Jupiter, so feel free to say hi in chat!” says @JoyfulJupiter, a full-time variety streamer and actress. This BroadcastHER Grant winner loves video games, theater, music, anime, and cosplaying.
What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?
My dream is to inspire and uplift BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ creators.
How will your award from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals?
With this grant, I will be attending TwitchCon San Diego for the first time. The educational and networking opportunities at the convention will be invaluable for me as an up-and-coming creator.
What does being a recipient mean to you?
It means so much to me. I’m honored to receive a grant created for marginalized voices in the industry. It is empowering and motivating as a creator to keep going and never give up.
Women are underrepresented in gaming, broadcasting, and e-sports. What can we do to change this?
We can provide even more opportunities and visibility for women in the industry. Representation is so vital to paving the way for more women to be successful in gaming. When you see someone who looks like you doing something cool, you start to think you could do that cool thing, too!
What are some of the challenges you have faced along the way?
As a woman of color who is part of the LGBTQIA+ community, I have faced hate and harassment along the way. I have struggled to have my voice heard in many spaces. And I have doubted my place in this industry many times over.
What advice do you have for women who want to start broadcasting?
GO FOR IT! There is plenty of space for everyone and no one is YOU. Be yourself and always prioritize having fun. Your voice and your story deserve to be heard.
How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?
I stay motivated by surrounding myself with other passionate and supportive creators who want to see each other succeed. I’m constantly inspired by all of the greatness around me — and it really pushes me to stay focused and keep striving toward my dreams.