Wonderful Woman is a weekly post on Wednesday with a boss lady. It’s important for women to empower, motivate, encourage and to love one another. One woman’s story and success is an inspiration for another. I hope you enjoy these stories! If you are or would like to suggest a Wonderful Woman to be apart of the series, please email me at ToryLava41@gmail.com with your or their story!
Wonderful Woman – Becky Khusidman
Meet Becky Khusidman, form New Jersey. She is a musician and a variety streamer on Twitch. She is ambitious, stubborn minded, & kindhearted, and this is her story as an artist.
Q: What is your title + what do you do?
A: I’m a musician, I front an Alternative Rock band from Watchung called Callout. I sing, play guitar, and piano. In addition to that, I love gaming so I spend some nights after work streaming on Twitch and I hope to create an accepting, loving, and positive environment.
Q: How did you get into the business you are in today?
A: My mom is a musician who has a masters in music. My mom got me into classical music. I remember sitting on the floor with her when I was little and we would spend the day listening to Chopin. My dad on the other hand got me into rock. I listened to The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Buddy Holly.
With streaming, one of my best friends who is partnered with Twitch approached me with the idea of streaming. The business is still fairly new, it’s fresh, and she mentioned that there aren’t many full bands streaming. After watching a few of her streams, I was sold to the idea and made my own account. I stream games, shows, and studio moments to take people into my life and into my bands life for a bit.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you had to faced & overcame?
A: I’m very introverted so putting myself confidently in front of people was definitely a challenge. I feel as though I need to prove myself more due to the fact that I’m a front woman with a guitar. There have been times when we’d load into a venue and people would think I’m a crew member for the band.
When I started streaming, I had to learn a different manner of entertainment. It’s interesting going from playing to a room of people who you can see to sitting in your room by yourself… but with the knowledge that people are watching.
Q: What is your work motto?
A: I have two motto’s. Very simply put, “You can do it,” and “When not if.” I believe that if you put yourself in the mindset that anything is possible, then you’ll be more motivated to get it done.
Q: What is the best advice to give someone who is interested in this industry?
A: The entertainment industry is one that takes a lot out of you. If you would like to be a part of it seriously, understand the sacrifices that you will need to take. Put time into your craft. Put your heart into the people you meet. Stay in touch with your inner self – it’s very easy to lose sense of who you are when you’re in constant motion. Learn the balance between friends, family, and what you want to be doing. Keep your close ones closer.
Q: What do you like most about this industry?
A: I love the people I get to meet and the places I get to go to. Everyone has their own stories. To be trusted with them is inspiring and an honor.
Q: What would you want to tell your 15-year-old self?
A: It’s alright to put yourself first. Go with the flow, don’t stress about the future.
Q: What does girl power mean to you?
A: It means having the elegance and strength to be able to achieve anything that I set my mind to.
Q: Anything else you want to share?
A: Check out Callout’s EP World Of The Blind on Spotify!