“I actually worry about that sometimes—whether or not the fact that I’m disabled causes potential viewers to shy away. You have to take that thought and just fold it up and put it in your back pocket and literally stream like there’s nobody watching,” said streamer AccessibleGamer during TwitchCon’s “Streaming With Disabilities” panel. You can watch the full thing here.

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Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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bakamoichigei
Bakamoichigei

God, all these quotes from Twitchcon panels just make the whole process feel...fraught. But yeah, “Stream like there’s nobody watching.” That nails it.

I’m glad my general policy is “Create content for me, and if other people like it, bonus!” then I only have to give a shit about what anybody else thinks if I feel like it. 🤔

I’ve got enough stress and anxiety in my life without worrying about the whims of a capricious and often cruel internet.