@KallistaKaines, 31 – FUNDED

@KallistaKaines is a variety/retro streamer, a fanfic writer, lore junkie, blogger, and a beginner cosplayer. As such, you’ll see this BroadcastHER Grant winner playing lots of JRPGs, RPGs, Stealth, and occasionally (but not very seriously) FPS. Her favorite games? Final Fantasy VII, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to inspire and empower female gamers through broadcasting and gaming.

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

I’ve always needed better technology to stream and I’ve never had enough funds to put towards it. The grant will help me purchase the pieces that I need to help inspire and empower female gamers — and also help me connect with my community more.

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

It means that I’ve been given a chance to make a difference in the broadcasting space for women.

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

Continue to provide amazing opportunities like this for women. Also, I think having more female-focused panels and conferences as well as continuing to encourage connection with other women-centered groups in gaming, broadcasting, and e-sports can make a difference! 

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

Definitely technology… Technology has always been difficult for me to obtain.

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

Network with other women in the broadcasting space and learn how to market yourself. You don’t need to have all top-of-the-line technology to start; just start!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I stick to a schedule and make sure that I have hobbies outside of broadcasting to continue to stimulate my mind and body.