@Rebelc, 24 – FUNDED

You could call Rebelc a rebel with a cause. The BroadcastHER Grant recipient is all about encouraging other like-minded girls to take the leap and start streaming. For her, it’s all about getting out of that comfort zone to truly get to the next level of gaming and broadcasting.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream as a digital broadcaster is to just simply be able to encourage others to follow their passions.

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

The grant has helped me upgrade PC parts that I needed for smoother streaming functionality.

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

Being a recipient means I have been given an amazing opportunity to encourage new female streamers on Twitch (like me!) to not be afraid to step out of their comfort zone when it comes to streaming their personal hobbies.

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

I believe by highlighting our true potential in the gaming or broadcasting community, it will continue to shine an even greater light on what we are truly capable of doing.

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

My most difficult challenge was to upgrade some of my current PC parts. I’ve dedicated my income towards bills and school, so I wasn’t able to pay for even the minor upgrades. After my upgrades, this will also be my first time streaming on Twitch. I used to stream on a different platform years ago, but to start fresh will prove to be a challenge, as well 

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

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. It’s definitely worth reaching out to people from all over the world!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I tend to reward myself with sweets! I hardly ever eat sweets now. So when I need motivation, I remind myself I’ll get my favorite treat afterwards. As for staying focused on my goals, I remind myself every day that the end goal will only benefit me in a positive way.