@xlovelylotusx, 24 – Funded

Variety streamer xlovelylotusx (she/her) is all about good vibes. “I started streaming in 2018 not knowing a single thing about what I was getting myself into! But I have now fallen in love with content creation and the amazing online gaming community,” says this BroadcastHER Grant winner who calls herself a “short and spicy Latina”!

What is your dream as a digital broadcaster?

My career goal as a digital broadcaster is to be a well-known, top content creator who can make others laugh, feel welcomed, and forget about their worries even if it’s just for a little while. I am full of ideas and I’m happy with who I am — and I hope others see that within my content. I would just love to build a community that radiates positive energy!

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

I will be able to buy better equipment for my streaming setup, which will improve my content for my community to enjoy at a higher quality.

What does being a recipient mean to you?

It means being able to share my story and encourage others to keep pushing towards their dreams — even when it may feel impossible to achieve.

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

I think we can add more events and bigger opportunities that target women in gaming/broadcasting or make more women-centered groups that help elevate and recognize achievements/milestones within this online creation/gaming space.

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

A challenge I have faced is funding. Although streaming started off as a hobby, the more I did it, the more I started to fall in love with content creation and wanting to give back to my community. Also, it has been challenging being a woman in a male-dominated space. I have experienced online harassment and felt the need to constantly prove myself to others when that shouldn’t be the case.

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

My advice is to be proud of who you are and emphasize what makes you different! There will always be someone who is wishing your downfall, so make sure to stay focused on the positives and do what makes you happy, because you will never be able to please everyone.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

I make sure to take mental health breaks often — breaking away from social media and focusing on other things I enjoy outside of content creation. This helps me stay motivated to get stuff done because I am in a happier, good mindset for longer periods of time!