The world of professional gaming isn’t often thought of as a supportive, uplifting one. But Kristen Valnicek, aka KittyPlays, is here to change that, gaming and streaming her way to the 75th most followed account on Twitch. Her popularity on the platform led to an appearance at VidCon in 2017 about live streaming and how success on Twitch changed her life. Kristen makes her channel unique by bringing an upbeat attitude to the competitive world of violent video games. But she also created Team Kitty, a group formed with the intention of nurturing a supportive community of female creators. Playing a variety of games, ranging from first-person shooters to more unique indie games, the team has brought positivity and love to a new and growing group of gamers.