@ktdotexe, 33 – FUNDED

The British, self-confessed geek @ktdotexe has been a huge fan and avid player of video games since the early ’90s! While this BroadcastHER Grant winner will humbly tell you that she is no expert or professional (others might disagree!), but what she certainly does have is lots of passion for streaming. (She also loves all animals!)

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to inspire others and to help give confidence to those who may need it.  I always want people to feel welcome in my streams!

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

I will be able to purchase a new capture card to stream in the highest resolutions as well as invest in a pair of “gaming” prescription glasses to protect my eyes against migraines!

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

I honestly never expected it, but it feels wonderful to be given a chance and to feel that someone believes in you!

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

Listen to one another; learn from each other; and help educate others however you can! Motivate fellow female content creators and build each other up.

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

I suffer from chronic migraines, so sometimes this has affected my streaming schedule. But this grant will help me invest in some prescription gaming glasses in an attempt to combat the migraines, so I’m very excited!

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

Just do it! If it’s something you’re interested in, start with baby steps. You don’t even have to use a camera if you’re not comfortable doing so — I have many streamer friends who don’t! Do things at YOUR pace, and try not to compare yourself to anyone else.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

Praise yourself for the little achievements as well as the big ones. Make your goals bite-size and try not to overwhelm yourself too much. But most of all, surround yourself with good people who support you and your dreams.