Grace and Peace everybody! As you know, Twitch is the platform for everything gaming related and creativity. You can find some of the biggest names in the gaming community there. I wanted to create a spotlight for growing Twitch streamers that I know you will enjoy.
Today we have DaFemalePhenom, a variety streamer, and an awesome person. I watch her a lot; usually you can catch me in her stream lurking in the shadows of her chat. I wanted to share her story with you.
So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find her at www.twitch.tv/dafemalephenom. She streams on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 3 pm est and sometimes a surprise stream on Fridays and Mondays. You can also find her on all social media platforms under her name, DaFemalePhenom.
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs about your broadcast.
I am a variety streamer, and YouTube vlogger, mom of two boys and an autism advocate,
wrestling fan, horror fan, and aspiring Beauty/special effects makeup artist.
Share with the class about your Twitch channel and your community.
I try my best to create a safe space within my twitch channel for people to come and make friends within my Family (DFP Army) and watch me play their favorite games. I have been blessed with an awesome group of friends and family who love me and are always there for me and love my family as their own.
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your channel?
The content that I stream on my channel is a variety of games, Beauty /special Effects makeup, just chatting streams where we touch on topics such as autism education, wrestling recaps, horror trailers, and mental health topics.
What made you start this journey in streaming, and when did you start?
I always played video games as a child and as an adult, but after my youngest son was born, I was diagnosed with depression again. At my therapy appointment, my therapist wanted me to start doing things that I love and find ways to make friends and not isolate myself at the same. My therapist bought me a year subscription of PlayStation plus and bought Friday the 13th the game and Dead by Daylight and meeting and making friends through these games. One night I was playing Friday the 13th the game with my friend, who is a streamer, and her chat enjoyed me, and she told me to try it because I would be good at it. From then on, I started streaming from my ps4 until she gifted me a gaming PC and told me the only repayment, she wanted to be was for me to be happy again and be a blessing to the world while doing something that I love. And the rest was history.
What are some of the issues and challenges that you’ve faced on Twitch, and how did you overcome them?
I have faced many issues on Twitch, but the worst problem I face is people who come into chat and are insensitive to my youngest son, who is autistic. I usually don’t let things bother me, but as a mom and as a mom of an autistic child, this is one of my biggest challenges. Sometimes I want to give up, and sometimes it’s not worth it. What keeps me going is every time I hear my oldest bragging to his friends that he has a dope mom who streams and plays video games. Also, that one person who comes into chat sends me a message that they are glad they met me because they learned something or I made them
feel better after a horrible day I know that I have to push through and keep on going.
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that’s out there for creating a broadcast on Twitch?
Some of the resources I use for thumbnails or promo posters are Canva or Snappa. When I am editing videos or clips, I use iMovie on my iPad and Filmora Wondershare. Posting clips and thumbnails on social media has helped a lot and brought new people to the stream. Those are some of the resources that are the cheapest and have helped me out tremendously.
Blerd is all things, nerd and geek, through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a blerd?
What makes me a Blerd is my excitement for gaming, comics, wrestling, and the horror genre. All the things that I have been called weird about, I am finally in a community of awesome people who are just like me. Without any judgment and who gets just as excited as I do so, I wear the title of “Blerd” as a badge of honor now with no shame, and I can be who I am.
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and why?
Friday the 13th, Telltale’s The Walking Dead and The Sims 4. The reason for these games is because Friday the 13th was one of the games that saved my life when I was in a dark place, and I got to see the light at the end of the tunnel and made the important choice of life, so this game will have a special place in my heart forever. I am a massive fan of the walking dead comics, and this game is a part of my love for the horror genre in games, comics, shows, and movies. And finally, the sims four because it allows me to create alter egos of myself or stories that are created from my imagination or films I want
Which video game character is bae?
Markus from Detroit become human is bae because I think an activist/leader and a man who is in control is so sexy to me. Kratos from God of War is bae to me because I have a thing for beards, but a warrior with a beard is sexy to me as well!
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
Dark Souls, I tried to play this game three times and couldn’t get into it, and it was boring to me.
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it, and what is it?
My favorite person to make my favorite dish is my oldest son, and he would make me a burrito. I love me a good Burrito or a shrimp taco.
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
If I were to be a superhero, it would be Storm because she was one of the many reasons, I saw myself as a queen and powerful she was a Wakanda goddess and one of the most powerful members of X- Men. Luke Cage because he cared about his community and tried to make his community a safe space for the people who lived in his city and neighborhood, or Rocket because I loved her story she was the first teen mom in comics and was very outspoken, liberal and I loyal partner/backbone and friend to Icon.
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
PlayStation or Xbox?
PlayStation for life lol
Pepsi or Coke?
Pepsi. It is one of my weaknesses.
Night or day?
Night, I have always been a night owl and feel like I should’ve been a vampire lol.
Summer or Winter?
Winter, I hate the summer.
Cat or dog?
I want a black cat so bad, but I fear cats, so I am going to choose Dog because that’s all I
Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
Nickelodeon because they had some of my favorite shows which were Doug, Hey Arnold, all that and Keenan and Kel.
Fresh Prince or Martin?
Martin, I enjoyed him because of his level of creativity to create different characters that made us laugh.
McDonald’s or Burger King?
Super Mario or Sonic?
That’s a tough one because I love both but if I must choose it would be Super Mario.