Q: What made you decide to start streaming?
A: Initially I started streaming because I thought I was going to get super rich super quick and I wanted out of my customer service job. I was one of those “streaming is so easy” types of people. Once I got out of that financially motivated mindset, that's when I really started to enjoy content creation.
Q: How and why are you using Lume Cubes in your work?
A: I just did a stream relaunch so my entire living room has been covered in wall-to-wall greenscreen which means that I have to have perfect, consistent lighting everywhere in order to get the desired effect when I stream. I use Lume Cube specifically to help with tight squeezes in my setup to eliminate shadows in hard to reach areas.
Q: Who are you inspired by?
A: My mom.
Q: What is your go-to camera?
Q: You have a very specific style and persona when you stream, does that same style translate to your everyday life? Or once the cameras are off, you are different?
A: I’m the most socially awkward person in real life but that’s something I’m working towards getting better at. When I stream, I can start conversations on the fly so easily, but in person, I’m very reserved.
Q: Any advice for new streamers that are trying to follow in your footsteps?
A: Innovate don’t imitate! Seeking inspiration is okay! But eventually, you’ll need to push yourself to take that next step.
Q: What is the best part of your day?
A: Nighttime!! My pre-bed ritual involves spending time with my boyfriend, my rescue cat and watching dumb videos on YouTube.
Q: Coffee or tea?
A: COFFEE OR RIOT.
Q: Growing up were you always into gaming? Or was it something that you picked up later on in life?
A: I dabbled in gaming here and there, but it really didn’t take off until my long time boyfriend broke up with me. I had this brilliant idea in my head that I would learn how to play Call of Duty as a way to win back his love. (spoiler alert, it didn’t work)
Q: If you could have lunch with one person (dead or alive) who would it be? Why?
A: Joe Rogan! He always has such interesting conversations on his podcast and I feel like he would be fun to hang out with.
Q: What is your favorite thing about streaming?
A: The people!
Q: What is your least favorite thing about streaming?
A: The people! Yes I know I said this for both questions, but its the honest truth. I’ve met so many amazing people within the streaming community, a lot of which I consider very close friends. However, every now and then you’ll get someone sour that makes you rethink your decision to stream in the first place.
Q: You have a large following and great community, do you remember the first time that you were recognized from your stream? What was that like?
A: The first year I went to TwitchCon, I wasn’t even in the building yet and someone screamed my name. It was weird and still is weird to have strangers come up to me and compliment my work or tell me how I’ve impacted their life in some way. This is why I always encourage new streamers to go to a streaming event at some point because you never know who you’re impacting until they’re staring you right in the face. I had a meetup year one of streaming and had 6 people come. Year two, I had over 100 people come to my meetup. That is INSANE and it still gives me chills thinking about it.
Q: If you could go and live stream from one place (event, country, etc), where would it be?
A: I really want to go to China! I’ve actually never been out of the country before, but that would be my first stop if I planned on doing IRL streams.