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@sleepylo_, 25 – FUNDED

@sleepylo_ will be the first to tell you that she loves coffee and plants. And, of course, this BroadcastHER Grant winner loves streaming. She has a particular affinity for Dead by Daylight, but you might also catch this variety streamer Just Chatting and doing art and makeup!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to make a space for people to feel at home in.

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

The award will help me maintain my PC and keep streaming and creating a safe space on the internet.

What does being a recipient mean to you?

Being a recipient means that I have a responsibility to use my grant to make the space better.

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

We can continue to uplift and support one another.

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

Thankfully, I haven’t faced a fraction of what many femme-presenting broadcasters have faced on the platform. I have been challenged with teams falling apart, PC issues, and other things, but I think it’s important to pick yourself up and keep going — for yourself and for those around you.

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

Don’t worry about the things that might get said to you. Your friends and community and those who love you will always have your back.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I stay motivated by my friends and by those who don’t have a voice.