@melahdeedah, 31 – Funded

The self-proclaimed “chaotic cozy gamer” melahdeedah (she/her) is a JBL Quantum Grant winner loves to make her community laugh with her “poor gameplay/poor in-game decisions.” For her, it’s all about community and continuing to strive forward!

What is your dream in gaming and/or esports? 

To grow in my content creator world to gain the experience to get my foot through the door in the gaming industry as a career.

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

I’ll be able to upgrade my gear to take content on and off the stream!

What does being a 1,000 Dreams Fund – JBL Quantum Grant recipient mean to you? 

It gives me such a relief and breath of fresh air. I feel noticed and like my opinion and voice matters — regardless of my influence size.

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

Keep getting our voices heard and pushing boundaries.

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

As a small creator, I feel like sometimes I’m undermined or not taken as seriously.

What advice do you have for women who want to work in the gaming or esports industry? 

Don’t ever give up. Keep pushing and driving toward your goals.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

My mini me keeps me motivated. She’s my reason for working hard and putting name out there in the gaming industry to better myself and increase my skills for a better brighter future.