@TheLadyFriend1, 24 – FUNDED

Katie — @TheLadyFriend1 — actually has two jobs in the content-making universe. First, she helps other content creators make streaming their full-time gig. And when she’s not doing that, this BroadcastHER Grant winner focuses on her own content! She plays games like Dead by Daylight and Minecraft — and she does a lot of cosplay, too. Oh, and when she’s not creating content, she’s homesteading. She loves making crafts and gardening.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

I want to teach other streamers how to market, brand, and monetize their channels as well as inspire homesteading lifestyles through gaming.

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

It will allow me to purchase branding materials such as channel art and also make hardware updates for my stream setup.

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

It shows someone sees my goals, finds value in them, and believes they are achievable. So, to me, it means having a true purpose that can be accomplished.

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

Let’s get more girls into streaming to begin with — and promote and encourage others with funding or just moral support! I believe being just a “hype woman” can honestly make a huge difference, too.

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

Growing a saturated platform has been difficult as is time management and funding.

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

Just do it. The scariest part is putting yourself out there for anything and you gotta stop letting excuses hold you back and just try.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I’m lucky enough to have a great partner and work group providing encouragement all the time. It helps me stay motivated.