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@TheQueenArrow98, 22 – FUNDED

“I want to share my journey and experiences in the gaming space with other people through vlogs and videos in YouTube,” says @TheQueenArrow98. But that’s not all this BroadcastHER Student Scholarship winner is dreaming about doing as a streamer. Here’s what else is on her mind!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to be a great content creator for Tekken in terms of creating guides that help people who are just getting started on the game. I know how difficult Tekken is to get into as a beginner and I want to help ease the journey for others.

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

It will help me in purchasing the equipment necessary to share my voice and my goals with the rest of the world.

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

It’s honestly a dream come true. I never expected that I’d be one of the recipients. It means that more women from my region have the chance to apply for funding and get accepted.

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

We can create a safe space for women by nipping toxicity in the bud (easier said than done, but very possible!). We can also try to be more inclusive in how we market our games and tournaments. It is very uplifting to see someone who looks like you in these spaces and it goes a long way in improving the inclusivity of the scene.

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

Some of the challenges I have faced in my journey as a Tekken player (outside of the difficulty of learning professional Tekken!) are sexism and harassment from individuals who felt that I didn’t earn my place and my accolades. Moreover, I’ve had to learn how to be more comfortable with being in front of a camera while streaming and keeping my audience engaged.

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

In the words of Nike: Just Do It. Have your goals in mind and, in the process, build a community of people who are there for you, who love you and support you, and who want to lift you up and see you succeed.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I stay motivated and focused on my goals by remembering to take it one day at a time. I’m in the here and now, and I try to deal with what’s in front of me. Whatever the next day brings, I’ll deal with it.