@KinkedNitemare, 37 – FUNDED

@KinkedNitemare started her streaming journey with retro games and loves all things horror, FPS, and indie! The BroadcastHER Grant winner is an administrator for Real Women of Gaming and GirlStreamers Inc. and always strives to create an inclusive, safe place for all — especially marginalized groups. Through these communities, she’s had the opportunity to do charity work and help those who need it.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to make a space for those in marginalized groups to feel safe in gaming.

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

It will help me upgrade my setup so I can continue the work I am doing and grow as an streamer, admin, and community member

What does being a recipient mean to you?

It was a great surprise and it means I get a chance to make better content and hopefully continue to be a face that helps represent various marginalized peoples in gaming.

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

We can make spaces for women to feel safe enough and educated enough to put themselves out there and compete.

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

I’ve faced various forms of racism, sexism, fatphobia, and misogyny in streaming and gaming.

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

Do your research — from what to broadcast and what platform to use, to what content is out there and what interests you. It’s okay to make shifts in content, but starting with a bit of a plan does help and can reduce some of the anxiety of putting yourself out there for others’ consumption.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I always like to think about what I would have liked to have when I started and then try and make choices and spaces like that for those starting now.