@SakiSakuraTV, 23 – FUNDED

It’s all about love and war for NRS player and streamer @SakiSakuraTV who not only is in on the fighting game scene, but also occasionally plays anime love games to search for a husbando/waifu! Read on for more about this bilingual Puerto Rican BroadcastHER Student Scholarship winner!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to be a Twitch Ambassador and work with lifestyle brands.

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

It will help me upgrade my PC to continue to run tournaments for women and non-binary people.

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

It means I have the support I need to continue to be a role model for other people in this industry. My dream is to inspire and show people that women are here in the esports and Twitch scene, and we have always been here.

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

We need to raise the voices of other women, especially when they have opportunities. It’s important that we empower them and highlight them, drowning out the negative and reinforcing the positive and powerful impact that women have.

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

I have faced harassment on stream, lobbies, and when I compete both online and offline — only because I’m a woman in the fighting game scene.

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

Don’t give up. Even when you feel like the world is against you, remember your goals and that you can reach them.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I think about the results and the end game I want. For example, “I want to be in this position in ‘x’ years from now,” and this keeps me motivated and focused.