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@xmooncutiex, 25 – Funded

Meet xmooncutiex (she/her), a JBL Quantum Grant winner who loves inspiring others on her journey to growing as a gamer and a content creator.

What is your dream in gaming and/or esports? 

I want to become a Twitch Partner and a YouTube creator. I’d also love to host in the esports industry.

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

This will help me upgrade my PC so that I can continue my journey as a content creator.

What does being a 1,000 Dreams Fund – JBL Quantum Grant recipient mean to you? 

This means the world to me. I’m so honored to have been chosen. I’ve been streaming for three years, and the journey has its ups and downs. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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

We can create more opportunities for women in gaming and esports that aren’t confined to just “women’s tourneys.” We should have more women in front of the cameras, and in the meetings leading to events, and have women consulted and represented every step of the way.

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

Lack of representation has been the biggest challenge. I’m always counted out because of my gender. It’s hard to find inspiration when you rarely see women who look like you in the same space.

What advice do you have for women who want to work in the gaming or esports industry? 

The hardest part is starting. No matter if your setup is just a console or a laptop or a tablet, start your journey.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals? 

I remind myself that I love gaming and I want to inspire others that anyone can do what I do if they really want to.