@RoyalBuckss, 17 – FUNDED

Just Dance streamer @RoyalBuckss hopes to bring a bit of happiness to her community’s corner of the world. The BroadcastHER Grant winner also loves J-pop — so much so that she even became a J-pop idol for charity! So, you might just hear some of her favorite songs in her streams.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to inspire younger creators to start streaming.

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

This award will help me gain more experience in the gaming and streaming industry and learn what it takes to work in this field.

What does being a recipient mean to you?

It means that I’m part of a community and a team full of talented, empowering women in the gaming industry. As one of the youngest women to receive this grant, I also realize that I am showing a lot of other teen creators that they can achieve their goals.

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

We need to support other women in the gaming industry and promote representation and diversity. Speaking up about opportunities for women, such as this grant, can also empower and inspire others to take a step toward representing women in gaming.

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

Streaming Just Dance is extremely uncommon in the teen streaming community. One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is proving that the game I play doesn’t define the quality of my content.

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

It has been said a million times before, but just go for it and hit the start streaming button. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the best PC or gear to stream. When I first streamed, I used a super-old laptop! People will see your passion and efforts no matter what kind of setup you have.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I stay motivated by my community and friends. Their support pushes me to reach my goals. My family is also super-supportive and allows me to take opportunities like this grant to work even harder on broadcasting.