@kirakira, 32 – Funded

kirakira (she/her) is a variety content creator who focuses on dance, ASMR, and horror games. Together, with her community, this BroadcastHER Grant winner has raised more than $20,000 for various charities!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to cultivate a safe and welcoming community that thrives on chaotic energy while continuing to raise money for important charities we believe in. I want to be able to lift up other creator voices from all walks of life. I hope to be able to continue to stream throughout my life, and eventually become a live event host and voice actor.

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

I will be able to provide higher quality content for my community, and in turn, use that high quality content to diversify myself to other platforms and create exponential growth.

What does being a recipient mean to you?

It truly means the world. As content creators, we truly are givers: We work so hard to entertain our communities, fundraise for charities, and sometimes even educate our audience with anything from tutorials to social issues and more. It feels so validating to be given this honor; to feel seen, heard, and valued. This grant makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

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

We need to keep showing up and keep being present. Be loud and proud about who you are, what you can do, and what you stand for. Women are so talented; it’s time for us to shine! Never back down; never give up!

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

I have struggled with self-esteem, self confidence, and motivation. I strive hard to not let this affect me so I can continue to be the best broadcaster I can be for my community.

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

Just start! You’ll learn from each stream what you can change or improve upon, but you can never get there if you don’t start.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

This year, I have created a weekly schedule that I stick to that has a variety of genres of stream content, so I can make sure I’m holding myself accountable to be present for my community while preventing myself from getting burnt out on one type of stream.