@TweetyExpert, 19 – FUNDED

Her handle is @TweetyExpert, but she goes by Tweety, Tweets, or Tweet. Currently, she’s a part-time streamer and full-time student. So, by and large, any of her free time is spent dedicated to streaming. You could say that gaming is in this BroadcastHER Grant winner’s blood; she’s being playing since she was able to type on a keyboard. Her hopes for her channel are to build a great community and to brighten people’s days in the process.

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My dream is to grow a loving community that supports one another — and I want to have fun along the way. Gaming has been a part of my life since I was very young, so I want to share my experiences with others and maybe help them with any problems they have.

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

It will help fund my trip to TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego. This trip will allow me to meet with other members of my community and broadcasters who I have connected with online. I will also be able to talk to companies and look at new games that are coming out soon.

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

It means that I can have more security when trying to pay for my TwitchCon trip. The grant allows me to not be worried about choosing between paying for college and attending one of my favorite conventions at the same time.

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

Don’t be afraid to get involved in this space if you are interested in streaming or gaming! Don’t let the lack of representation stop you. There are many other women out there who have been in the industry for a long time, so we also need to encourage one another to ask questions and get advice from others.

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

There will be quite a lot of people who tell you that you should stop streaming. You have to stream because you love it. Sharing your gaming experiences and building a community that can enjoy a game along with you is worth it. If you have the dedication, you can make it

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

You just have to start streaming, but I know that actually pressing the ‘Start Streaming’ button can be hard. You may have doubts about how it will go, but you won’t know unless you try. At first, it is difficult to stream because you don’t have a solid base of a community when you start out. Creating that base is challenging, but fun at the same time. Enjoy what you do!

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I have people behind me every step of the way and they support my entire streaming journey. When my community comes together and does something great, I know I’ve had a small part in bringing them all together. Both of these things are incredibly motivating.

Meet @TweetyExpert