@juliegolive, 24 – Funded

Variety streamer @juliegolive is a classically trained musician and a singer-songwriter. This BroadcastHER Grant winner loves live-looping, writing goofy music, and hanging out with her community!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to become a full-time, self-sustaining musician and online entertainer!

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

I will be using this award to help fund the mixing and mastering of my first album!

What does being a recipient mean to you?

This support provides relief for me during the final stretches of my first major project. I’ve wanted to create this album for so very long, but have never had the means. Not only does this help me afford the work needed to create it, the BroadcastHER community provides a lovely place to meet other women in the streaming industry that I am trying to break into!

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

Being an open community for women to meet each other and support each other is so very helpful when trying to work in online entertainment. The support we provide each other will help uplift women across the industry!

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

I have dealt with severe anxiety throughout my work to becoming an independent artist, causing me to hesitate in nearly every aspect of my online development. This alongside growing into a real adult human through self-discovery and a healthy dose of mistakes has made navigating independently through this industry pretty difficult.

The lack of support, the disparity between online and IRL, and the harassment has been exhausting. Having a community like BroadcastHER during this time has helped me find friends in the industry to talk to, relate to, and support through the adventure that is being an online content creator!

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

Don’t shy away from doing something fun because you’re afraid of looking ugly. If somebody doesn’t like what you make, or how you present yourself because it’s not “pretty,” then they wouldn’t be worth your time anyway. Good-quality people will enjoy you for your content, and won’t leave because of how they think you look on a scale of one to 10.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

I make sure to find opportunities to be held accountable. I make certain goals that involve my community, so that I can think of them when I start to lose sight of what’s important to me with my creations!