WEBWIRE – Thursday, March 3, 2022
Women Creators are at the core of what makes Twitch, Twitch. From epic competition to next level artistry, or from all of the wait, how did she do that? moments, to the fun times in chat, women are building incredible communities on the platform every single day. Not to mention effortlessly inspiring us all while doing it. Without women, Twitch just wouldnt be Twitch.
This March, get ready to tune in alllll month long as we spotlight hundreds of Women Creators on the Womens History Month Shelf. Never knew you were into puzzling? Meet ijustlovepuzzles. Or food from Final Fantasy XIV? Check out ARecipeReborn. Discover that new weird-amazing-awe inspiring thing on Twitch this month.
Get ready to shout out
On International Womens Day, March 8th, well be retweeting as many people as we can who shout out Women Creators who make Twitch what it is. All you have to do is tweet #ItsNotTwitchWithout @CreatorName + a few kind words about their amazing, inspirational channel.
What else is going on?
On March 26th and 27th, The Frame Fatales are celebrating women in gaming, comradery, and friendship with the Game of the Month Mini Marathon. Every month the Frame Fatales pick a game to speedrun together, this month theyll be bringing you together to check out what theyve played over the past few years.
Twitch Womens Alliance Events
Just one year ago, the Twitch Womens Alliance (TWA) pilot program was announced with the goal of supporting and empowering all Twitch partners who are women, non-binary, or belong to marginalized genders, through initiatives that increase representation on Twitch, educational and social programs, and a dedicated support network. In celebration of TWAs one year anniversary, and in recognition of all TWA members, every TWA member will be included on the Womens History Month Shelf on the Front Page. You can check out some of the members youll see on the TWA Twitch team. Check out some of the events well be hosting this month below.
Women in Tech: GIFBot Programming – March 7 (6pm – 8pm PST)
Principal Software Engineer, Fiercekittenz hosts a casual discussion about the trials and challenges she has faced and overcome as a women in tech as she works to correct the biases that exist about women in engineering fields – all while programming her own Twitch bot and sharing her 20+ years of experience in the game industry.
Channel: fiercekittenz (/fiercekittenz)
Women in the Gaming Industry Panel – March 16 (9am PST)
Azuki leads this discussion with fellow content Creators, esports shoutcasters, and other women in the gaming industry as they share dos and donts for working in gaming, share their experience during a live Q&A, and explore the challenges they have faced as they continue to promote gender equity and inclusivity in the gaming industry. This packed panel features: BreadWitchery, BBXH, Smexi, katiepeircee, leilafoxnation, HappyKrakenX, and j0toro!
Channel: Azuki (/Azuki)
The Lass Project March Marathon – March 24-28 (12pm PST)
The Lass Project is an initiative to bring together and highlight women and non-binary Creators in the Pokemon Community! From March 24th – March 28th, join over 30 Twitch streamers as StephOfAnime kicks off a raid train in a marathon showcase of competitive Pokemon battlers, Speedrunners, Shiny Hunters, Pokemon-Bakers and much more all benefiting the American Heart Association!
Channel: StephOfAnime (/stephofanime)
Join a good cause
Stream for Dreams
Support women on Twitch by fundraising for the 1,000 Dreams Fund BroadcastHER Grant, open to women Affiliates and Partners. Since its launch during our inaugural Womens History Month in 2018 the 1,000 Dreams Fund BroadcastHER Grant has raised over $400k and awarded 300 grants to women and femme identifying Affiliates and Partners.
Sign-up to Stream for Dreams on Tiltify and check out our Creator Camp article on Charity Streaming for best practices.
Support Womens Health
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, breast cancer has now surpassed lung cancer as the worlds mostly commonly-diagnosed cancer. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
Join with the other community members and fundraise for International Womens Day to support womens health on Tiltify.
Its a global celebration!
Starting March 8th, well be kicking off International Womens Day celebrations across the pond in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, with local front page features for Women Creators throughout the month. We will continue to showcase our incredible Women Creators from these regions on a monthly basis throughout 2022! Check out our local social media channels in these countries for more details on scheduled activities for March 8th.
And for everyone in Asia Pacific, youll be able to find local front page features for Women Creators in Australia & New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand from March 1st through March 8th. Follow along on our social media pages for ANZ, SG, and TH for more details on local schedules and celebrations.
We want you to have a safe space to connect and celebrate this month, so weve enacted enhanced safety protocols and support for participating creators. But of course every stream is unique, so if youre planning an event or just want to customize your safety settings further, we recommend reviewing the tools and tips on our Safety Center with your Mods.
Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) and its Executive Director, Cindy Kanusher Esq., were each awarded the Denison Ray Civil Award by the New York State Bar Association. The award is named in memory of career legal activist Denison Ray, who led legal services programs in New York and other states. Ms. Kanusher was recognized for her exceptional leadership which inspires the extraordinary commitment of PWJC staff and service to the community. PWJC was recognized for its extraordinary commitment to increasing access to justice as well as its outstanding provision of civil legal services to disadvantage clients.
Ms. Kanusher was nominated by the PWJC Management Team. The nomination was supported by letters from members of PWJC’s advisory board, who are also active in the domestic violence arena. PWJC was the first organization from the Hudson Valley to win the Nonprofit Organization section of the Denison Ray Award. The organization celebrates its 30th anniversary, this year, of dedication to its mission and commitment to provide trauma-informed/victim-focused quality legal services to victims of abuse and intimate assault.
PWJC’s free civil legal services provide victims of abuse and intimate assault opportunities and resources to empower themselves and begin their journey away from abuse and towards healing. Your support will directly help victims of abuse.
The Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) is a self-funded nonprofit legal center located at Elisabeth Haub School of Law, under the 501(c)(3) status of Pace University. Each year, PWJC provides free legal services to over 3,500 victims and survivors of domestic violence, and elder abuse, as well as conducts or participates in over 140 training and outreach events. Serving Westchester and Putnam Counties, PWJC’s mission is to pursue justice for victims and prevent abuse through quality legal services, community partnerships, education, and awareness. With an experienced staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, including attorneys, other professionals, and students, PWJC has built an effective, coordinated community response to interpersonal violence. (For more information, visit https://law.pace.edu/wjc)
Happiness is Your Responsibility: Peggy’s Playbook of Motivational Moments, a new book by Peggy Sullivan, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
Full of humor, warmth, and straight-up truths, “Happiness is Your Responsibility” takes you through a whirlwind of emotions through storytelling and visual design. Everyone wants to be happy, but for some reason, our happiness has become tied to worldly achievements and successes rather than the other way round. “Happiness is Your Responsibility” is here to tell you that happiness is an inside job. When you take responsibility for your own happiness, it will improve the quality of your life in a monumental way.
“My goal was not to write a book on happiness, but to teach myself about the art and science of happiness. The more I learned, the more I realized what a powerful tool it is! Not only does it actively encourage growth – but it also adds pleasure to everyday, mundane happenings in your life.”
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll find yourself grabbing some post-it’s and a highlighter to jot down all the practical and straightforward ways that you can stretch, strengthen and flex your happiness muscle.
All of the author’s proceeds from the book sales will benefit the women’s nonprofit organization, SheCAN!, in which Sullivan is the founder. The organization will use this round of funding to build programming around the book’s theme, “How to Flex and Maintain Your Happiness Muscle,” through what Sullivan calls The Happiness Tripod, a combination of professional development, personal development, and health and wellness.
About the Author
Peggy Sullivan is a women’s leadership speaker, mindset expert, and founder of the nonprofit organization, SheCAN!. Peggy is a strong advocate of empowering women to succeed through supporting each other. She has won numerous awards and honors, including the 2019 Woman in Leadership Award from New York State. She has presented and consulted worldwide for organizations such as Bank of America, Blue Cross BlueShield, Ingram Micro, and WomanUp Conferences. She has also been featured in Forbes Women.
You can connect with Peggy on LinkedIn and Instagram:
You can purchase the book on the Dorrance bookstore: https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/happiness-is-your-responsibility-peggys-playbook-of-motivational-moments/.
Happiness is Your Responsibility: Peggy’s Playbook of Motivational Moments is a 152-page hardcover with a retail price of $29.99 (eBook $24.99). The ISBN is 978-1-6393-7133-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/happiness-is-your-responsibility-peggys-playbook-of-motivational-moments/