@NyxPoison, 21 – FUNDED

Always vibing and gaming, @NyxPoison is a fan of playing FPS games — specifically, Apex Legends! — but she’s also down to play other casual games, as well.  The BroadcastHER Student Scholarship winner also hopes she can drive more mental health awareness because she knows that there are too many who still believe it’s not a serious issue, since it’s not physical.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to provide an inclusive community for people of all backgrounds and statuses.

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

It will help upgrade my current streaming setup to provide the best experience possible for my streaming community.

What does being the recipient of the BroadcastHER Student Scholarship mean to you?

it gives me a better opportunity towards achieving my dreams as a content creator and streamer.

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

It has become incredibly prevalent that women are always undervalued in every industry. It is important for women to begin assuming roles that were previously male-dominated. It would be a dream of mine to create a community of likeminded women.

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

My challenges have always been related to other people — and losing motivation because of them. However, I have learned that self-development and care is important for growth.

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

Just start. You will not advance if you stay behind the starting line.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

My motivation and focus come from other content creators. Observing more and more of their success drives my own goals and ambition to become successful myself.