@TotallyKayt, 33 – FUNDED

If you’re looking for a place to “get cozy and forget about your worries for awhile,” that’s the kind of community that @TotallyKayt (she/her) is cultivating. You might also catch some “mediocre game play with a side of sass,” she says. This BroadcastHER Grant winner is also passionate about building lasting friendships while raising awareness for amazing causes.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to create a life that allows me to spend more time with my son while empowering others to chase their dreams, as well!

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

I will be able to purchase a new PC! This will allow me to create more content myself as well as edit content for my clients.

What does being a recipient mean to you?

It gave me a much-needed boost of confidence. I am always second-guessing myself as a creator, but receiving this funding helped ignite my spark again.

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

Listen to, advocate for, and protect other women. We must be the change that we wish to see in the world!

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

My biggest challenge to date has been dealing with postpartum depression. Becoming a mom for the first time in the middle of a global pandemic has been a crash course in learning to let go of my “perfect vision” for how I wanted my life to be and make the best of it as I can.

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

Start now. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be grand. Just start making the content that makes you happy.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I keep in mind the life that I want to live — and I remember that by challenging myself, I can help show others it’s possible, too.